Here is a remix of the RIVETs project.

Here is a remix of the RIVETs Essentials originally from the Dudman lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as published in Osborne & Dudman (2014) PLoS One 9(2): e89007. See here for the original design and files.

RIVETS is a trademark of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute with the US Patent and Trade Office. I’m not gonna trademark RIVETSRemix (though, it does sound like a sweet name for a DJ)…and I hope I’m not stomping on their trademark.

This design minimizes print volume and attempts to maximize access without sacrificing strength. It fits with original clamps.

The RIVETSRemix should be printed in a high resolution print (microSLA, for example a ProJet1200). It can be printed in the proprietary FTXGreen, or FunToDo Deep Black. The Holder can be printed on any FDM printer, 20% infill, nGen preferred, support anything over 45*. Assemble with 6-32 x 3/4” screws and nuts.

File Description File Type
RIVETSRemix Print in high resolution ipt
RIVETSRemix Print in high resolution stl
Holder Print in low resolution ipt
Holder Print in low resolution stl


(I share the design file (ipt) in case anyone wants to make changes, because these were designed with sloppiness set to max. Looking at the file structure of the Holder is…cringe worthy. Sometimes it’s easy (or sloppy) to push ahead on 3D models rather than update drawings. Not my best work.)

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ONE Core acknowledgement

Please acknowledge the ONE Core facility 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.”