Home made microscope 2. Build a microscope! Microscopy-UK home page. A "Good Enough" Stage Micrometer. DIYbio. DIYbio. DIYbio was founded by Mackenzie Cowell and Jason Bobe. DIYbio is a network of individuals from around the globe that aims to help make biology a worthwhile pursuit for citizen scientists, biohackers, amateur biologists, and do-it-yourself biological engineers who value openness and safety. Participants call themselves ‘biohackers’, not hackers in the sense of infiltrating protected places and stealing information, but hackers in the original sense of taking things apart and putting them back together in a new, better way. These biohackers often pursue these interests outside of their jobs, companies or institutional labs.
History In April 2009, the first conference with a DIYbio focus was held; CodeCon, produced by Len Sassaman and Bram Cohen, replaced 1/3 of its normal program with a special BioHack! Relation to other open source groups DIYbio members value open-source, meaning designs and projects are usually under copyleft licenses. Controversy A weekend of biohacking at FutureLabCamp. Nidhi Subbaraman, contributor Biologists, architects, artists and engineers gathered in a former bank in Brooklyn this weekend for New York City's first FutureLabCamp "biohackathon" - a hacking camp focused on biological design and gadgetry.
(Image: Mac Cowell/FutureLabCamp) On Friday evening, on the seventh floor of the building - which normally hosts start-up design and architecture firms, a writers' collective and a community biology lab - desks and models were swept aside, tents were put up and sleeping bags rolled out. And after some speedy presentations by fellow hackers and designers, participants got down to work. Teams got together to create biohacking projects using cheap electronics, open-source code and material drawn from large plastic tubs labelled with identifiers like "robot brains".
"The point is to get [the project] done and make it work," says Mackenzie Cowell, co-organiser of FutureLabCamp. (Image: Chris Woebken/FutureLabCamp) The PCR is a mainstay of synthetic biology. Open biohacking - DIY genetic engineering, synbio (synthetic biology), join the fight against disease and death. Do It Yourself Biohacking. Ever wanted to play with your own genome?
When you read about the latest genetic engineering tools do your fingers itch with anticipation? Do you look around the library, the pub, or the community center searching for your fellow biohackers? Look no further, intrepid gene-explorer, the Do-It-Yourself Biology movement has found a home at DIYbio.org. From the humble beginnings in the minds of Jason Bobe and Mac Cowell, the DIYbio community has exploded into the wider Internet community and is picking up interest from PBS, Seed Magazine, The Boston Globe, and many others.
Back in January, Singularity Hub gave you a taste of what some at-home biologists were cooking, but now we’re ready to serve the whole enchilada. Just to be clear on the concept: genetic engineering takes microscopic specimens and uses standard techniques to splice in desirable genetic traits. Do It Yourself Laser Microscope. DIY BIO 4 Beginners. Diy biology. How to make a laser microscope.