Equipment

LABplus contains the following equipment which will be available to students from 1 November 2020. Most of our equipment must remain within LABplus but some field equipment is available for loan. From 1 November 2020, please book all equipment in advance of visiting.

Microscopes


Stereo, biological, polarising and metalurgical microscopes can be found in cupboards H2-H8. If you need help or assistance with using a microscope, please ask the LABplus technical staff. Guidance documents can also be found in cupboard G12, shelf 2.

Microscope cameras


Mounted microscope cameras and a portable tablet camera are available for use in LABplus. We also have smartphone adapters to enable photography using your own device. All microscope photography equipment is housed in the technicians office.

Pipettes


Pipettes are located next to the sinks in LABplus. We have pipettes of the following volumetric ranges 10µl -100µl & 100µl -1000µl . Guidance on pipetting techniques and practise solutions can be found in the ‘introduction to pipetting’ resource, cupboard G12 shelf 4.

Fine balance


An analytical balance is located on the bench top in LABplus. For help or assistance with using the balance please ask the LABplus technical staff.

Laptops


Laptops are available for use in LABplus. The laptops are stored in the technicians office and available to sign out using your student card and our self issue machine. The LABplus laptops have a variety of specialist software relating your course. For more information please contact us labplus@plymouth.ac.uk

Handheld GPS


We have a small number of Garmin handheld GPS units available in LABplus for students to borrow. If you would like to loan a GPS unit please contact us labplus@plymouth.ac.uk.

Tablets for field note taking


LABplus holds 5 Ipads and 5 Samsung Galaxy tablets to assist students with fieldwork note taking. If you would like to loan a tablet, please contact us well in advance of your field course and we will send you the booking form labplus@plymouth.ac.uk.