Home made microscope 2
Build a microscope! 8 X 21, or 10 x 25 binoculars are readily available and really cheap, but do contain nice optics! Do check them out before buying: it should have a nice field of view, and a clear image. Quality can vary widely within a batch . Take the cord out, it is fastened by special screws. Underneath is another screw, unscrew it.
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A "Good Enough" Stage Micrometer
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!
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. CultureLab: A weekend of biohacking at FutureLabCamp
Open biohacking - DIY genetic engineering, synbio (synthetic biology), join the fight against disease and death
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. Do It Yourself Biohacking
Do It Yourself Laser Microscope
"The gene, named GIGANTUS1 (or GTS1 for short), is a member of a protein family that controls seed germination, growth, and biomass accumulation in plants. Essentially, it helps plants regulate growth. "Plants must tightly regulate their cellular functions to grow and cope with constantly changing environmental conditions, but exactly how this occurs is largely unknown," says Simeon Kotchoni, an assistant professor of biology at Rutgers–Camden." DIY BIO 4 Beginners
How to make a laser microscope