skip to content

Synthetic Biology in Cambridge

 

Science Makers: DIY Satellites

Saturday, 3 November, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00

More details TBC

Read more

Science Makers: DIY Bioreactors

Saturday, 7 July, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00

More details TBC.

Read more

Science Makers: 3D Printing for Science

Saturday, 5 May, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00

3D printing opens up a world of custom science instrumentation that can be instantly shared and fabricated around the world. It has been used to build precision microscopes and alignment tools, modify all manner of standard lab kit, visualise 3D structures from imaging data and more. In this Science Makers, we'll look at a whole range of ideas for 3D printing in science with both plastics and biomaterials. There will be an opportunity to try out some activities and play with hardware in the afternoon following lunch.

Read more

Science Maker: Multispectral Imaging with Raspberry Pi

Saturday, 3 March, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00

During this Science Maker session, we will aim to build a multispectral camera and enclosure. Once they are finished, we will take photographs in the surrounding area and learn to process them!

Read more

Science Makers explores 3D printing with food, flavour networks and molecular cuisine

Science Makers explores 3D printing with food, flavour networks and molecular cuisine

5 December 2017

Lab equipment and chemistry has made its way into the kitchen - with water baths, centrifuges, freeze dryers, 3D printers and more now involved in gastronomic creations. During the December Science Makers session, over 25 members of the SRI, Cambridge Makespace and interested members of the public heard about some of the techniques of 'molecular gastronomy' and tried them out!

Read more

Molecular Gastronomy

Lab equipment and chemistry has made its way into the kitchen - with water baths, centrifuges, freeze dryers, 3D printers and more now involved in gastronomic creations. During the December 2017 Science Makers session, over 25 members of the SRI, Cambridge Makespace and interested members of the public heard about some of the techniques of 'molecular gastronomy' and tried them out!

Read more

Science Makers: Molecular Gastronomy

Saturday, 2 December, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

Lab equipment and chemistry has made its way into the kitchen - with water baths, centrifuges, freeze dryers, 3D printers and more now involved in gastronomic creations. During this session, we'll hear about some of the techniques and try them out, as well as discussing cheap ways to 'hack' or create DIY equipment.

Read more

Science Makers: Programming with DNA

Saturday, 4 November, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

During this Science Makers, we'll learn about how to programme a logic gate with DNA and express it in a 'cell-free extract' that can translate it into a protein. We'll then visualise the results using DIY open hardware that we'll construct on the day.

Read more

Science Makers: DIY DNA Part 1 - Reading DNA

Saturday, 7 October, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is an essential technique in molecular biology. During this Science Makers, we'll learn about PCR, extract DNA from your choice of plant and assess relatedness to other plants.

Read more

Science Makers: Water Monitoring (build a 3D-printed microscope)

Saturday, 5 August, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

This month Science Makers takes a look at DIY water monitoring - a thriving area of grassroots and citizen science activity. Join us to build a microscope and Arduino-based sensors then investigate some samples from the River Cam!

Read more