A quick report on our March Biomaker Meetup and invite to RSVP to the next meetup
on 20 April @ 19:30 in the Makespace Classroom
Turning a £120 beer fridge into a programmable incubator for bacteria
This project is progressing well and Richard and Tony spent the evening taking measurements and drawing up a shopping list to try two different approaches to controlling custom temperature profiles. We also found an identical incubator for sale (not programmable of course!) as a lab instrument for£455 exc VAT
- lab mark up alert!
NEW PROJECT! Build a computer vision rig for imaging plant roots
Carlos discussed with us an idea for a new project merging hardware to take images and rotate a sample, computer vision like openCV and software to collect much better data on root development for improving plant science (and making it a lot less time consuming for the scientists who currently take a lot of manual photos!). We will have kit to get started with this at the next meetup
Biomaker training and skill sharing
Ana and Storm made their Hello World Arduino debut working on LED control with no-code XOD. Noah got a soldering tutorial from Carlos and went on to attach the headers to his Raspberry Pi Pico. Biomaker Meetup is a great place to learn, even if you have no experience in electronics!
Report and tweets can be found here
More photos from Biomaker Meetups here.