A Programmable $25 Thermal Cycler for PCR
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
This article describes the construction of a safe, programmable, automatic thermal cycler for PCR that can be easily constructed by persons with basic soldering and mechanical skills for under $25 in parts and a modest computer such as IBM 486, all of which are readily available. The cycler relies on the heating provided by an incandescent light bulb and cooling by simple convection.
Recommended CitationBetsch, David F. and Blais, Brian S., "A Programmable $25 Thermal Cycler for PCR" (2003). Science and Technology Faculty Journal Articles. Paper 25.