This passive, slip-ring based Commutator is a hybrid between
The design integrates 3D printed parts with inexpensive, off-the-shelf components. The result is a low-cost (£150/$195) and easy to implement product with a very short lead time of only two weeks. We also offer a 6-month warranty on parts and workmanship.
This Commutator is ideal for use with all miniscopes and/or NINscopes. All you have to do is solder the coaxial cable of your miniscope or NINscope to the connectors on the Commutator to start collecting data. If you do not have a miniscope in your lab, please have a look at our open-hardware page for more information on the NINscope and how you can benefit from using this Neuro-instrument.
As part of NeuroGig's Open-Hardware Support we now offer the Commutator, available to order online in our store as a complete product (tested and under warranty). You also have the option to buy a NeuroGig Commutator Kit should you like to try the assembly and installation yourself.
NeuroGig offers you various options to fit your budget and preferences. You can opt to purchase the NeuroGig Commutator Kit only, where you handle the assembly. Or, you buy the Kit and let us handle the assembly and testing, plus you receive a one year warranty on our workmanship.
Alternatively, we provide the complete Commutator, assembled, tested and under warranty, for your peace of mind.
For more information on the Commutator design and features, please refer to the open source publication on GitHub.
We have done some minor modifications to the published design, for an easier to assemble instrument with the same quality features.
If you have any questions on the Commutator, please get in touch with our technical team.
NeuroGig now builds Commutators following the design of Baleckaitis et al., 2016, with a few modifications.
For a completely do-it-yourself approach, please get in touch for a full list of parts and materials required to build the Commutator.
Please remember that we are always happy to assist with assembly, testing and installation and we provide a warranty on our excellent workmanship.
NeuroGig also offers a Commutator Kit, for self-assembly. The kit includes all the parts required to build a single Commutator. Our technical team can also assist you in the assembly and installation.
For design and assembly instructions please visit the GitHub repository.
If you are interested in purchasing both a miniscope and Commutator you have come to the right place as NeuroGig offers both these products at low cost. We can even throw in some further discount for those needing both instruments, so please get in touch with your requirements and check out our NINscope product page.