If you're etching your own PCBs, experimenting with biology projects or just like making things that move, consider this next project by Danne Woo. He's used an old CDROM drive (or DVD etc.) and by controlling the eject motor with an Arduino has created a simple yet effective agitation device. The motor is interfaced with a simple H-bridge, and if making your own - add a power switch:
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