Idea leader’s name: Seb Dooris
Idea Details: Equipped with a box of junk and idle hands I propose we build the most amazing out of this world instruments the likes of which have never been heard before. I’ll supply the tools and a limited amount of stuff to get us going.
What you need to make it happen?: Unloved electronics with sound potential are best but anything will do. Think… can it make a sound and can it be hacked??
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Idea leader’s name: Kevin Chen
Idea Details: We need more centrifuges in the lab! These will most likely be the low power mini-centrifuges, which are really convenient just for collecting drops at the bottom of a tube. If we can get a higher powered on going, that would be pretty amazing too! Here are some examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV-EGpJaOB8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqa1JNLLB78 http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2013-07/how-build-your-own-diy-centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenFuge/ And the commercial example: http://www.usascientific.com/personal-centrifuges.aspx We are Synbio Axlr8r teams coming from Cork. We are teams of biohackers, coming from Canada, USA and Austria, working on projects over the summer in the field of synthetic biology and turning them into startups! For anyone that really wants to push some limits on DIYbio tech, It would be extra-amazing if we could have a device that can measure the RPM of the spinning rotor. That way, everyone can calibrate all their DIY centrifuges!
What you need to make it happen?: Things that spin, something to hold tubes in place, and hopefully some kind of protector to keep plastic from flying everywhere. People who know some electrical stuff, microprocessors (ie: arduino, for rpm tracking)…
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