This meetup is open to all.
The third instalment of the monthly 'Hack the Lab' meetup on open hardware (and software) for science will be focusing on temperature: how to control it, measure it and perform experiments in temperature-controlled conditions. We'll be discussing useful components and their pros and cons in addition to seeing presentations and demos of work on open lab tools from the Engineering Department.
12:00 Temperature - controlling, measuring and experimenting with it
- Robert Eager presenting his temperature- and humidity-controlled chamber
- Fergus Riche presenting his microscopy set up for incubators
- Group discussion on components for lab devices that heat things up and cool things down.
13:30 - Lunch (pizzas for a small contribution - sponsorship ideas welcome!)
14:30 - Co-working in teams
Example projects and plans for this month:
Mosquito feeder for research insectaries
- Designing PCB board
Open Source Labware project
- Gel electrophoresis demonstration
- Continue investigating designs for an open electrophoresis chamber
- Discussion on open centrifuge design requirement
- Further discussion about setting up a local diybio lab in Cambridge
- Should we plan to hold some educational sessions? If so what would we teach?