The Open Wetlab is a laboratory for open source and creative biotechnology for bioartists, biodesigners and biohackers. Every month we start with a new collaborative project cycle.
The first evening of each cycle is open to anybody, so in case you have a great idea or even have no clue what "open source and creative" biotechnology means, but would like to find out and get involved: this is the monthly evening you want to attend.
• 18:00 - 19:00 DIY Dinner (bring your own food)
• 19:00 - 19:15 Introduction of Open Wetlab project cycle
• 19:15 - 19:30 Idea examples
• 19:30 - 19:45 Idea pitches
• 19:45 - 20:15 Break out session into small groups filling in project canvas
• 20:15 - 20:30 Summaries
• 20:30 - 20:45 Discussion
• 20:45 - 21:00 Selection of one project
• 21:00 - 22:45 Experimental design, scheduling, splitting, ranking tasks, ordering materials
The other Tuesdays of the month we spend on working on the co-designed experiment.
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 (http://waag.org/en/lab/open-wetlab). 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 / ongoing open evening projects:
DropBot: open source electrowetting lab on chip devices based on the Wheeler lab device (http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot/).
Microbial fuel cells: generating electricity with microbes
3D Bioprinting: hacked Ultimakers into gel extruders
Yeastograms: engraving pictures in yeast cultures
Mycellium: growing living structures
BioHack Academy prototype hacking: development of open source lab devices (http://github.com/biohackacademy)
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
OpenBCI: open source brain computer interfacing using the OpenBCI device (http://www.openbci.com).
Curious about what else is possible at the lab? Read the Open Wetlab FAQ (http://waag.org/en/open-wetlab-faq) to find out.