HackteriaLab 2011 Commons

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HackteriaLab Nodes

To group some of our ideas and also arrange topics throughout the week we would like to define some nodes of shared interests.

  • Furs (rats, Drosophila and other animals)
  • Biosynthesis (making wine :-)
  • Tissue (growth, patterning, fungi, flesh)
  • Incubators (have you ever hear of the egyption egg-oven?)
  • Children (yeah they are real bioart projects)
  • Food (the classic... and writing recipes is fun)
  • Lab instrumentation (just made a DIY cyber oechslemeter)(to include the famous microscope, plus all the other DIY gear off the WIKI. we should try and make one of everything and document them better)
  • Kresse Shields (I just want to plug my mushrooms into an arduino)
  • Microfluidics


  • Manifestos Can manifestos help us with our positioning


ideas and discussions

Realtime Data Transmission Howto§

introduction into Open Sound Control, local network and social media worlswide: IRC, TWITTER, PACHUBE, and alternatives.

Water Quality Sensing

Creative ideas for a low cost cheap and simple to maintain water quality sensing device. (Especially e-coli but also other indicators)

bat detection

bat detection/recording using diy bat detectors(are there bats around the abbey?) diy bat detector <-how to convert an am radio into one (need an Ultrasonic Transducer, 12mH Fixed inductor, and two capacitors, a nice evening project)

Micro Manipulator

Project Idea by Urs G

Small and precise mechanical manipulator made from recycled material and using open hard and software.

Can be used for:
- Laser cutting masks or light materials using a DVD-laser-diode
- Manipulate organisms or material
- Stage for microscopy
- Tissue engineering
(yeah yeah we print some fungi :-)
- Mini extruder
- SMD pick and place / stencil cutter

Basic principle:

- Two CD / DVD drives with stepper motor mounted cross wise
- Both drives are mounted fix, one is the object carrier the other is the manipulator
- Two stepper motor drivers (ex. pololu 4988) with micro stepping
- RepRap driver-software teacup on an arduino board
- Controlled by G-Code
- G-Code may be generated with InkScape and G-Code plugin

The x-y mechanics, the driver and the control is working. Waiting for laser diodes to mount.
Would love to continue on the device in a direction useful for hackteria project.

Some link to sources and similar projects:
RepRap Laser Sintering: http://builders.reprap.org/2010/08/selective-laser-sintering-part-8.html
RepRap G-Code: http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code#T:_Select_Tool
Teacup Firmware: http://reprap.org/wiki/Teacup_Firmware
Pololu Motor Driver: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1201
RepRap Tissue Engineering: http://forums.reprap.org/list.php?194
DIY Laser Cutter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imajilon/2210335514/in/photostream/
InkScape to G-Code: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?InkscapeHowto


The MiniScope Project

Under the name of MiniScope different "kits" for simple webcam microscope building have been developed and proposed to the OLIVE Japan project and FabLab Lucern contest. While the project team (with Emika Märki, Ruedi Stirnimann and Urs Gaudenz) won the maker price, Hiroya Tanaka, Lecturer and Takuro Haraguchi, graduate student at Tokyo Institute of Technology / FabLab Kamakura (Japan) got interested in the project.

http://luzern.fablab.ch/contest_entry/miniscope http://sites.google.com/site/oliveinenglish/inryou/mizu/computer-microscope-to-test-drinking-water http://sites.google.com/site/oliveinenglish/ http://www.victoria.ac.nz/smsor/staff/yuichi-hirose.aspx


  • Macro and
  • Micro
    • MicroMicroBrew
      • 1 imperial pint(568.261485ml) of beer brewed at a time
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic
    • wine
    • beer
    • soya based