The $25 Thermal Cycler
What is it?
The page describes a very simple thermal cycler for performing PCR. The
circuit itself costs a few dollars, and the control code can be easily run
on a 486 running Linux.
The techreport/reprint can be downloaded in PDF format here: Thermal Cycler Report
- A computer running Linux. I use Redhat,
on a 486 with 8 meg of RAM.
- The Parapin
Library for Parallel Port Programming
- The circuit above
- The Code that you can find here: cycler.tar
- Run the command "gcc -o cycler cycler.c menus.c -lm -lncurses -lparapin"