Papers using the RIVETS system

Osborne & Dudman (2014) RIVETS: a mechanical system for in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology and imaging.
PLoS One 9(2): e89007

Pan, Brown & Dudman (2013) Neural signals of extinction in the inhibitory microcircuit of the ventral midbrain.
Nature Neuroscience 16(1):71-8

Brown, Pan & Dudman (2014) The inhibitory microcircuit of the substantia nigra provides feedback gain control of the basal ganglia output.
eLife 3:e02397

Gale & Murphy (2014) Distinct representation and distribution of visual information by specific cell types in mouse superficial superior colliculus.
Journal of Neuroscience 34(40):13458-71

Panigrahi et al. (2015) Dopamine is required for the neural representation and control of movement vigor.
Cell 162(6): 1418-30

Bocarsly et al. (2015) Minimally invasive microendoscopy system for in vivo functional imaging of deep nuclei in the mouse brain.
Biomedical Optics Express 11(6): 4546

Guo et al. (2015) Cortex commands the performance of skilled movements.
eLife 10.7554/eLife.10774

If you use RIVETS for experiments please reference our paper: Osborne & Dudman (2014) PLoS One 9(2): e89007PDF version
Fabrication Resources
Our rapid prototyper of choiceObjet Connex 350
The company we have used for the clamp systemRonal Tool & Die
Companies that can be used to provide 3D printed materialsApplied Rapid Technologies
All of the design files included on the site are in the .stl format. Most were designed in AutoDesk Inventor, but there is also freeware that can be used to view and edit files for printing. AutoDesk Inventor SketchUp Makerware GLC player (freeware viewer)
Additional Resources
There are a number of great repositories of objects that are much less focused than our repository here. Thingiverse 3D Warehouse