Open Wetlab: OpenBCI & DropBot

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The Open Wetlab is a laboratory for open source and creative biotechnology. Bioartists, biodesigners and biohackers: join us every Tuesday from 18:00h till 21:45h for our open lab evening.

Currently the following projects are most active:

OpenBCI: open source brain computer interfacing using the OpenBCI device (

DropBot: open source electrowetting lab on chip devices based on the Wheeler lab device (

Also ongoing, but perhaps not every week:

BioHack Academy prototype hacking: development of open source lab devices (

OpenPCR: genetic screening and DNA barcoding using polymerase chain reaction

Cellulose: an easy to grow, nonetheless fascinating biomaterial

Spirulina & D. Salina: two algae grown for food and pigments

Pigment bacteria: a natural collection of colorful bacteria

You are also most welcome to show and present your own experiment. Curious about what else is possible? Read the Open Wetlab FAQ ( to find out. In case you have no clue what "open source and creative" biotechnology means, it is recommended to take part in one of the monthly "Safety & Introduction Course" prior to joining an open evening (check out the other announcements in this Meetup group).

The Open Wetlab is located at the first floor of the Waag. More information about the activities of the Open Wetlab can be found here ( If you are looking for participatory workshops, keep an eye out for our Do-It-Together Bio series.

It is very helpful for us if you mail the Open Wetlab ([masked]) about your visit, or RSVP to this meetup event!

Past open evening projects:

Microbial fuel cells: generating electricity with microbes

3D Bioprinting: hacked Ultimakers into gel extruders

Yeastograms: engraving pictures in yeast cultures

Mycellium: growing living structures