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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


The advance of open source software, open hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside 3D printing technologies and open biological tools, is boosting a maker ethos in science. Come along and try your hand at solving design challenges using open source technologies.

This event is part of Open Technology Week and follows the Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre on Sat 21 Oct.

This Meetup is a free-form version of the monthly Science Makers gathering. It's a chance to:

• Work on projects with the Biomaker Challenge teams.

• Find out about a range of projects in low-cost equipment for molecular biology and imaging, see how internet of things technology is making it easier than ever before to connect equipment together and operate it remotely.

• Build equipment for the Biomakespace, a fledgling community lab for biology and engineering being established at the Biomedical Campus.

Projects planned for the day include:

• Low cost transilluminator

• 3D-printed pipette

• Spectrophotometer

• Tidy lab boxes for consumables

• Anything you would like to work on! 

We have a bunch of sensors, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and more to play with - no experience required, just an interest and willingness to have a go and a great chance to learn a little bit about electronics and coding in a friendly environment.


Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
Makespace Classroom, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge