RandeLab Easter(H)egg 2019

From Hackteria Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Fyler EasterHegg small.jpg


Happy to announce an informal Hackteria hack-session and gathering coming up soon in RandeLab, 18-23. April, means over the easter holiday. And we’ll go beyond eggs!!

See impressions from earlier sessions such as the HUMUS.Sapiens RandeLab Soil Retreat 2018....


RandeView to Lab and Turm.jpg

RandeLab is a house in the hills of Randen, more specifically the region is called Hagen and is at the most northern border of Switzerland, Canton of Schaffhausen, just bordering to Germany by a 5 minutes walk. As a partially protected natural / cultural land with a lot of forest and limited agriculture. The RandeLab itself has been a meeting point and retreat for many earlier informal activities within the Hackteria Network and local friends for leisure activities.


The infrastructure in RandeLab is relatively simple, collected/filtered rain-water is available by pumping, and it's drinkable! For washing our new Open Mandi platform was just made freshly for YOU! Water can be heated on the fire and usually 1 pot should be enough for a full body-wash, see instructions by Wilbur. Bring your own towel!


The house is equipped with 400 Wp solarpanels and 450 Ah of battery capacity, so i am pretty sure we will make it through the days being able to use light, laptops, charge phones or whatever is needed four our research. Additionally there is a 2kW generator to be able to use power-tools.


A simple dry toilet is in the shed 10 meters away from the house, with newly installed LED lighting and a gallery of Indian street-posters!

360° Virtual Tour

Hosting & Accommodation

Any questions? Please post them in the forum!!

The RandeLab has 2 floors and the upper floor is nicely set-up to host at least 10 people in individual beds. There are fresh bedstuffs and everything, but you are also welcome to bring along your own sleeping bag (not a must). In the main rooms on the groundfloor there are another 2-3 sleeping places. So a total of up to 10-12 people can be sorted out. You are also welcome to bring a tent, but be aware there are only a few flat spots on the land available, you'll find them!

We will provide food, snacks and drinks throughout the gatherig. Feel free to bring some extra candies, goodies or stuff you like to share!

How to get there


By public transport and walking

There is public transport via Schaffhausen and by bus (NFB 23, direction Bargen) to Merishausen, Gemeindehaus, running approx every 1h. From Merishausen you can walk up to RandeLab in 45-60 minutes.

From Airport

Get a ticket from the trainstation at the airport to Merishausen, Gemeindehaus. There is a connection 1 per hour, change in Schaffhausen (S24) get out in Schaffhauen to take the bus, double check on SBB website if it only leaves from the Bahnhof Nord small bus stop.

By car

There is limited traffic allowed on Hagen! So we are only allowed to have 2 cars coming to RandeLab using a special licence. And our hosting team is using them for shopping and transport.

For those of you who want to come by car it is advised to drive to Heidebomm, which is already on the height of Randen and has a public parking. From there it's only a 10 minutes walk, see map above.


18 - 23. April


"Wie ist das nochmals mit dem BSL1 in der Schweiz?"

More info on our overview on how to register a BSL1 Lab in Switzerland are on DIY-BSL1. And starting to document RandeLab and the relevant RandeLab-GMP.

HeiligenBilder schutzpatron.pngChemicals RandeLab.jpg

Sorghum Monoculture

I got these nice super power sweet sorghum seeds from Akbar's university in Japan.... i think good start of seeding should be late May / early June. But maybe we can plough the field and throw some seeds already to test. Sorghum, also known as "Mohrenhirse" or "Sudangrass" has been used in early Nubian culture (now Sudan) to make a beer called Merisa since 3000 BC and is still an important economic factor today.

Cited from wikipedia:

"Hauptaufgabe der in Polygamie lebenden Frauen der islamischen Fur ist die Herstellung eines dicken Hirsebreis und von Bier. Nichts anderes ist die Lebensgrundlage der überwiegend animistischen Völker an der Grenze zu Äthiopien. Die Männer bearbeiten das Hirsefeld und die Frauen den Mühlstein, mit dem sie die Hirse zermahlen, damit daraus Brei und Bier hergestellt werden kann. Überschüssige Hirse wird gegen Vieh getauscht."

PreparingSorghumField.jpgSorghumSeeds from akbar.jpg

Glow Your Own Beer

Let's see if those yeasts are still alive and kicking! In the old tradition of making things glow... see earlier experiments on glowing sausages

Assembly of Ninja PCR


Host: Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr

Dusjagr digging.JPG

Rüdiger Trojok

Rudi bundestag.png

The "first" German Biohacker!!!

Christoph Stähli

Stahl portrait2.jpg

Andreas Kopp

AndreasKopp Portrait.jpg

Urs Gaudenz aka Gaudi

Urs Portrait.jpg

Oliver Walkhoff

Oli portrait.png

Leo Sprengel

Philipp Meißner