DIY Mobile Gen Lab – Hackteria Object Collection
You don’t need extremely expensive lab equipment any more to be able to work with bacteria and micro-organisms. Now there’s Lab-in-a-Box, a conveniently packaged collection of simple, affordable technologies that enable people interested in performing biology research to do so in the privacy of their own home. This idea comes from Hackteria.org, an international network of artists and scientists. The results of their collaboration are sophisticated kits that have been tested and upgraded at a series of workshops. In the spirit of open source, construction manuals for all the components are publically available and everything can be adapted to the user’s own art project. Start to build your own lab-in-a-box and join Hackteria open biology enthusiasts and other biohackers on their DNA sequencing missions!
Credits: Urs Gaudenz (CH), Hackteria.org and BioTehna Citizen Lab. DIYbio Prototypes Collection of Denisa Kera (CZ), 2013