Hacking Session - Webcam Microscope Edition!

DIYbio Melbourne
DIYbio Melbourne
Public group



45 Talbot St, Brunswick · Melbourne

How to find us

a short walk from Brunswick station

Location image of event venue


Too skint to afford a microscope? Not anymore! Learn to take any webcam and convert it into a microscope that is ideal for taking out into the field, and capable of capturing great photos and video straight to your laptop. In this workshop, we will cover how to hack the webcam, how to make a stage for your slides (both on-the-fly and designed), and start exploring the microcosmos.

***Pizza will be provided!***

Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring along the webcam of their choice to hack, but Logitech c270 webcams (Retail at JBHiFi $69), along with a USB LED light, are available for purchase through the event organiser for $40. Please purchase with your tickets in advance of the workshop to ensure there is sufficient supply.

Find your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-and-a-slice-webcam-microscope-edition-tickets-26665474151

Our host? The amazing J.J. Hastings.

J.J. Hastings works at the intersection of art and science as an artist, biohacker and lecturer. An alumna of New York University, Harvard University, the University of Oxford, and Central Saint Martins with advanced degrees in Biology, Bioinformatics, and Fine Art, respectively. J.J.’s career in scientific research spans over a decade. In 2015 alone, her work was exhibited in venues across Europe, India, Japan, and North America. Her research is focused upon the use of biomaterials in art, design and medicine.

So come join us at our lab, BioQuisitive, for a fun night of hacking and pizza!

BioQuisitive is an open community laboratory, a safe environment for people from all walks of life to come and learn about biology, life sciences and get involved in workshops, classes and projects!