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I never even thought about the bursting point of the rotor, that would not be a good thing to see at all! I wonder if you could coat the rotor with one of those special poly coatings they make for 3D prints to help reinforce it.
After reading your feedback, it could use an AT tiny84 and have more programming options with a few pre-programmed routines for some of the options you outlined above. With the added program space and I/O pins it may be a good route to explore. Could design either a light disc or a magnetic tach to get RPM readings from, this may be useful from not only a safety standpoint but also a research standpoint. I imagine other fields of science could benefit from an open sourced centrifuge such as chemistry or botany , especially looking at developing nations.
It is nice to see projects like this in the pipeline which have the potential to help reshape the world.
Feel free to ask for any advice or assistance in the tiny45 or 84 area, those are my favorite devices to program for!