Biomaker Meetup 17 Aug: qPCR teardown and no-code programming for IoT in the lab

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Jenny Molloy

Aug 13, 2022, 9:01:24 AMAug 13
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Hi All

RSVP to the next Biomaker meetup Wed 17 Aug @19:30 in the Makespace Classroom.
This is immediately preceded by the Makespace Labs planning meeting at 18:30 and sandwiches will be available for attendees of both!

This month alongside our usual projects we'll also have "advanced" activities with Steph Norwood, including new training on IoT for the lab, LoRa and other technologies using "no-code" programming tools so anyone can quickly build functional devices for science. 

We'll also tear down a qPCR machine, this is the type used for COVID testing and is quite expensive so rarely available for tearing to pieces, but I replaced my research group's recently so it's a good opportunity to explore under the hood of my old one.
Spread the word to your network by sharing on LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks very much and hope to see you there!


What is a Biomaker Meetup?

Monthly in-person, informal meetup/hangout @ Makespace for anyone interested in designing, building and repairing hardware for biology. Join the Biology Club email group for updates and discussions:

Bring your own project to work on (anything involving lab hardware is welcome), take the opportunity to work through Biomaker training with others ( or join one of the Beneficial Bio community projects to benefit researchers in resource-limited labs in Africa and Latin America and closer to home in community labs like Biomakespace:
  • Dismantling and repairing PCR machines (like the COVID test ones but less fancy)
  • Using an Arduino(-like) device to turn a £120 beer fridge into a programmable incubator to grow biological things and make useful reagents for the laboratory
Free biscuits, friendly dogs and chat included.
Next Meetup: 17 Aug 2022
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