Past Meetup

Biomakespace Meetup: Biomaker Winter Challenge Mixer!

This Meetup is past

7 people went

Every week on Monday


Clifford Albutt Building Hills Road, CB2 0AH · Cambridge

How to find us

See instructions in the Meetup below

Location image of event venue


##The Biomaker Winter Challenge
The Biomaker initiative is funding a computing challenge at the intersection of biology, engineering and computer sciences for winter[masked].

##The Hardware Kit
Participants will receive a kit with a low-cost development platform based on the Open-Smart Rich UNO R3 board, which containes a variety of embedded components. The board is Arduino compatible, and can be programmed directly from the graphical programming environment XOD (C++ source code available). The kit will also include a programmable touchscreen that can be customised to display user interface elements for visualisation of data (e.g. gauges) or graphical input (e.g. switches, sliders).

##The Challenge
Develop XOD nodes for code-free programming of scientific instruments and real-world tools for biology.

Join us to learn more about the challenge, play around with XOD and the hardware kit, share ideas for projects, and meet potential collaborators!


Mondays at the Biomakespace are an opportunity to meet people, find out new things, share progress and ideas. We also meet on Thursdays, this is our work day for volunteers! If you'd be interested to help out, read the current openings for volunteers online:

##How to find the Biomakespace

Postal Address: Biomakespace, Biomedical Innovation Hub [​Clifford Albutt Building], Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0AH

Finding us: We are located within the Biomedical Innovation Hub. Follow signs to the Clifford Albutt Building (see image), walk up the steps and ring the Biomakespace bell on our meeting nights. The bell is white with a blue button and a Biomakespace sticker, it will be by the 'normal' door on the right, not the circular doors.