December 14, 2012
Over at Nature’s SpotOn, Rayna Stamboliyska asks the question: “How do we make DIYBio sustainable?”
Check out her review of funding strategies in the DIYbio community to-date, including:
- membership fees (e.g. Biocurious)
- fee for service (e.g. workshops at Genspace)
- grant funding (e.g. MadLab UK)
- crowdfunding (e.g. Open PCR)
- commercialization (e.g. Amplino)
Urs Gaudenz AKA GaudiLab & HackteriaLab team
A CD-ROM reading head for XY micro-positioning of a small glas capillary. The coil head is controlled using an arduino. The coils are directely connected to the PWM output pins. Picking head mounted on a larger XY-table (roboscope-style cam design, -ed.) for macro adjustments using the two stepper motors.
18 Mar 2012
Case, display, and control electronics for dremelfuge-based centrifuge. Based on GoGoBoard. Created as part of Standford FabLabs at School program. Designed to convert into vortexer shaker with eccentric-axis tube holder and rubber bands. Instruction Manual.
GoGoFuge laser-cutting vectors – wood (.cdr)
GoGoFuge laser-cutting vectors – acrylic (.cdr)
GoGoFuge GoGoBoard firmware (.gogo)
note: please visit the gogofuge manual page if the design files links are broken.
Hardware license statement unavailable.
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Design for mini-centrifuge rotor that fits onto a Dremel tool shaft. 6-tube capacity. 3D-printing suitable for manufacturing. Open-Source Hardware. Design files available at thingiverse.com, 3D prints available at Shapeways.com.
Cathal Garvey:“Intended basic applications of Dremelfuge include column purification (tested to work with miniprep columns) and bacterial/cell debris pelleting (under testing). With standard microcentrifuge tubes, the average rotary distance is 4cms.”
thingiverse.com – License unknown
May 8, 2012
Very happy to add BioArt Laboratories to the /local page. They will be having their Grand Opening on May 18th in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Jalila wrote to say everyone is invited!
Achtseweg zuid 151
February 22, 2012
If you drop by news.diybio.org, you’ll find a live aggregator of all sorts of diybio-related news feeds, updated in real-time. We’re aggregating diybio-related blogs, twitter feeds, and email topics on the main diybio google group.
So – go check out the news: news.diybio.org!
Please add suggestions for additional blogs and twitter feeds to the comments below and we’ll add them to the news dashboard.
January 16, 2012
The DIYbio community has been featured in several major news outlets recently. Here is a round-up, with links to featured individuals and community labs:
- Ritchie S. King. “When Scientific Advances Begin at Home” New York Times, January 16, 2012. Featuring:
- Pui-Wing Tam. “‘Biohackers’ Get Their Own Space to Create” Wall Street Journal. January 12, 2012. Featuring:
- “The rise of co-working. Setting desk jockeys free” The Economist. Dec 31, 2011. Featuring:
- BioCurious (Mountain View, CA)
January 3, 2012
The community posted some great submissions (see them here) for the first diybio postcard “mini-newsletter”, providing a brief snapshot of activity over the last two months.
Over the next two weeks I’ll finish the layout, printing, and mailing of the cards, so they should hopefully be arriving in your mailbox around the end of January. The cards are going all over the world, to over 100 subscribers spanning six of the seven continents (aren’t there any diybiologists in Antarctica yet?).
March 23, 2011
The Kojo Nnamdi Show invited a few folks from the DIYbio community to have a discussion about the amateur biology movement. Appearing on the show was:
- David Rejeski: Director, Synthetic Biology Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Daniel Grushkin: Vice president and a founder of Genspace; Freelance Science Writer
- Jason Bobe: Co-founder of DIYbio.org; Executive Director of PersonalGenomes.org