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April 2019 TechTip

Halo-10 Microdrive Assembly

In this video tutorial we put together a Halo-10 Microdrive, covering some of our recommended best practices for microdrive assembly. Due to design similarities, this video can also be referenced for Halo-18 Microdrive assembly. Please note this video only covers assembly until drive is ready for tetrodes. Video does NOT cover tetrode preparation, EIB pinning, or subject surgery.

Time codes:

0:08 Package contents
0:58 Shuttle & drive screw installation
4:49 Testing shuttle travel
5:44 Correcting errant shuttles
6:30 Prepare exit tip alignment & reference guide
7:20 Install center column
7:57 Aligning & securing microdrive into assembly jig
8:26 Installing polyimide tubing & mounting exit tip
10:55 Inserting polymicro tubing