ROBucket: A low cost operant chamber based on the Arduino microcontroller

@article{Devarakonda2016ROBucketAL,
  title={ROBucket: A low cost operant chamber based on the Arduino microcontroller},
  author={Kavya Devarakonda and Katrina P. Nguyen and Alexxai V Kravitz},
  journal={Behavior Research Methods},
  year={2016},
  volume={48},
  pages={503-509}
}
The operant conditioning chamber is a cornerstone of animal behavioral research. Operant boxes are used to assess learning and motivational behavior in animals, particularly for food and drug reinforcers. However, commercial operant chambers cost several thousands of dollars. We have constructed the Rodent Operant Bucket (ROBucket), an inexpensive and easily assembled open-source operant chamber based on the Arduino microcontroller platform, which can be used to train mice to respond for… CONTINUE READING
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