Equipment and Services

The Optogenetics and Neural Engineering (ONE) Core offers a variety of equipment and services for your research needs.

It is the responsibility of the Renter to ensure that ALL USERS of the equipment have the training
                              necessary for proper use of the equipment.
           Example: Any user of a laser must complete the EH&S Laser Training Module prior to use.


With a deep understanding of Mechanical Engineering and Neuroscience Engineering, the ONE Core aims to be the engineering resource for your research. Optics, Mechanical, Biological, Hardware, and Software Engineering (including data analysis) can all be customized to fit your needs. Please see our projects page for example projects, but understand that we specialize in customization for your needs. All listed projects can be expanded to help you reach your goals. Some service keywords:

  • 3D design and printing
    • microSLA High Resolution printing with a 3DSystems Projet1200
    • Inexpensive FDM printing with a Lulzbot Taz
      • General plastics: ABS, nGEN, plastics
      • Flexible, clear, and incredibly strong NinjaFLEX and SemiFLEX
      • Plastics filled with Iron Shavings (magnetic)
    • Assistance in choosing outside vendors for fabrication techniques outside of ONE Core abilities
  • Custom design and fabrication of optic fibers and implants. Safe consultation on optic power and optic methodology (report irradiance consistently in vivo or in vitro)
  • Hardware design, fabrication, and diagnostics
  • Software coding (including Matlab, Python, C++, Arduino, Raspberry Pi (Linux), website design (isn’t this one pretty?))
  • Other unique services:


In effort to decrease the barrier to cutting edge research, the ONE Core has a wide variety of equipment available for rent. This includes a wide variety of electrical and optical generation and measurement equipment. Only the major equipment available is listed below, please contact for more information.

Electronics ​Manufacturer ​Part Number
TTL Pulse Generator and Contoller ONE Core NA
Digital Delay/Pulse Generator ​​Stanford Research Systems ​DG535
​Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator ​BK Precision ​4052
Dual Output DC Power Supply HP E3620A
Shaker Stovall The Belly Dancer
Pipette Puller Sutter P-2000
Laptop Lenovo SL510
Lesion Maker ONE Core NA
Oscilloscope Tektronix TDS 2024C
Electronic Workbench ONE Core NA
Optical Rise Time Meter Thorlabs DET10A
Optical Power Meter Thorlabs S130VC
​Optical Power Meter ThorLabs ​PM20A
Light Sources ​Manufacturer ​Part Number
473nm, 150mW Laser, TTL - FC Coupling SLOC ​BL473T8-150FC + ADR-800A
473nm, 150mW Laser, TTL - FC Coupling SLOC ​BL473T8-150FC + ADR-800A
473nm, 50mW Laser, TTL - FC Coupling SLOC ​BL473T8-50FC + ADR-800A
591nm, 150mW Laser, TTL - FC Coupling SLOC ​YL591T8-150FC + ADR-800A
​473nm, 60mW Laser, Shutter - FC Coupling ​Cobolt ​04-01 Blues
​561nm, 50mW Laser, Shutter - FC Coupling ​Cobolt ​04-01 Jive
​594nm, 2mW Laser, Shutter - FC Coupling ​Mellis Griot ​LHYR-0200M
​470nm, 10mW Fiber-coupled LED ​Thorlabs ​M470F1
​405nm, 20mW Fiber-coupled LED ​Thorlabs M405FP1

A ONE Core Service/Rental Agreement​ must be completed prior to all Equipment Rentals and Services.

Damage to equipment outside of normal use may result in additional recuperatory charges from the ONE Core


Exact pricing is subject to change, based on project complexity and availability. Contact the ONE Core to discuss. All prices are given for qualifying NINDS projects. Projects outside of NINDS will be charged approximately 50% higher rates for members of the Center for NeuroScience, and 100% higher rates for non-neuroscience projects.


Please acknowledge our Core in your publications. An appropriate wording would be

“The Optogenetics and Neural Engineering (ONE) Core at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provided engineering support for this research. The ONE Core is part of the NeuroTechnology Center, funded in part by the School of Medicine and by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30NS048154.”


Please contact the Optogenetics and Neural Engineering Core via email with any questions, comments, or requests for quotes.