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Science Make-a-thon

The advance of open source software, open hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside 3D printing technologies and open biological tools, is boosting a maker ethos in science. Come along and try your hand at solving design challenges using open source technologies.
When Oct 22, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Makespace Classroom, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge
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This event is part of Open Technology Week and follows the Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre on Sat 21 Oct.

This Meetup is a free-form version of the monthly Science Makers gathering. It's a chance to:

• Work on projects with the Biomaker Challenge teams.

• Find out about a range of projects in low-cost equipment for molecular biology and imaging, see how internet of things technology is making it easier than ever before to connect equipment together and operate it remotely.

• Build equipment for the Biomakespace, a fledgling community lab for biology and engineering being established at the Biomedical Campus.

Projects planned for the day include:

• Low cost transilluminator

• 3D-printed pipette

• Spectrophotometer

• Tidy lab boxes for consumables

• Anything you would like to work on! 

We have a bunch of sensors, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and more to play with - no experience required, just an interest and willingness to have a go and a great chance to learn a little bit about electronics and coding in a friendly environment.


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