Medizintechnik DIY 2020

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Diese Wiki-Seite wird im Moment für den Kurs 2020 vorbereitet und Um/Ausgebaut.

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Das Modul verbindet Anwendungen der Medizintechnik mit Do It Yourself (DIY) Ansätzen. Dadurch wird das tiefere Verständnis von Medizintechnischen Geräten durch einen direkten, interdisziplinären und möglichst selbstgesteuerten Zugang gefördert. Basierend auf verschiedenen elektrophysiologischen Messmodulen (EMG, EKG, EOG, EEG) entwickeln die Studierenden im Team Ideen für innovative Projekte. Erste Prototypen werden mit den Mitteln der Digitalen Fabrikation hergestellt und getestet.


FabLab Horw (Trakt I)

Unterrichtsraum E210 (Trakt II) (40 Plätze)

Medtech Labor E531

Sitzungszimmer D1 (Trakt I) (ausgenommen Mittwochmorgen bis 12 Uhr)


Montag, 3. Februar - Samstag 8. Februar 2019

Täglich von 8:30 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16:30 Uhr

Samstag 09:00 - 14:00 Uhr

2019 version Outdated, but similar...


Part 1: Introduction

  • Introduction into DIY and Fablab
  • Introduction of Winterschool
  • Wiki-Intro

Part 2:

  • Lötle
  • Experimentiere


  • Skill Share Sessions - See more on BreakOut Methoden
  • Input Lectures on MedTech and DIY Hacking Cultures


  • Prototyping
  • Experimenting
  • Refraining
  • more Prototyping

Part 5:

  • Documentation
  • Presentation

Post Production:

  • Final Documentation

Input Lectures

See more about the Input Lectures on DIY, MedTech and Hacklabs from 2018.

tbc: Greg Gage - Backyard Brains (VideoConf) |

Please prepare and give us a few specific questions about our experiences with the Backyard Brains tools / experiments / website. Propose improvements or future experiments that you would like to contribute.

Q & A with Greg - Backyard Brains 2019

Schlusspräsentationen / Demos Zeitplan

Samstag 8. Februar ab 9:00

Infos zu dem Format der Präsentationen

Dauer pro Team, 15 Minuten, inkl 1-2 Minuten Fragen und Feedback der Studierenden.

Zeitablauf Samstag 8. Feb

Wird rechtzeitig kommuniziert.

Skill Share Sessions

Was ist eine Skill Share Session?

Wird im Rahmen der Einleitung im Detail erklärt. Hier ein paar Beispiele vom Kurs im Winter 2018.

Student Teams

put your team name here

Beispiele aus alten Jahrgängen:




  • Pflichtlektüren gelesen
  • Aktive Teilnahme an allen Tagen der Blockwoche


Wiki-Seite pro Gruppe (70%) mit:

  • Reflektion zu Readings / Input Vorlesungen
  • Dokumentation der Experimente während der Woche

(Experimente, Resultate, Erkenntnisse, Links/Resourcen, Bilder)

  • Dokumentation des Skill-Share Session

(Vorbereitung, Durchführung, Erfahrungen, Links, Resourcen)

Schlusspräsentation in der Gruppe am Samstag (30%)

Abgabetermin Wiki-Seiten: Sonntag 1. März, 23:59


Urs Gaudenz aka Gaudi

Urs Gaudenz is an engineer and interdisciplinary scholar working in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was born 1971 in Seattle USA. He got his master in science of Microtechnologoy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Subsequent to that he attended Post-Graduate programs in international business and innovation-management. In 2016 completed the course of study in the Principles and Applications of Synthetic Biology as directed by Georg Curch, Professor of Genetics at Hardward Medical School. He is founder of GaudiLabs, a third space for third culture. He is a founding member and member of the board of Hackteria International Society. He is currently on the faculty of the Lucerne School for Applied Science and Arts. In his professional practice, Urs Gaudenz makes use of various forms of work and expression such as prototype development, open scientific research and collaborative workshops. He is combining his different backgrounds to explore new technological and cultural fields and his works often emerges out of the void in this intersection. Remarkable in his work is the wide span from speculative and futuristic to very functional and applied. He worked with and was inspired by Dr. Marc Dusseiller - dusjagr labs, the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, the GynePunk, BioDesign for the Real World, Sci | Art NanoLab Summer Institute at UCLA, LifePatch. He was invited to give workshops or exhibit projects at renown institutions and festivals such as Ars Electronica - Projekt Genesis, ISEA - International Symposium on Electronic Art, DOCK18, space for media cultures of the world, Kapelica Gallery / BioTehna, Schloss Werdenberg, N/O/D/E festival, Medialab-Prado Madrid, CYNETART-Festival - Trans-Media-Akademie.

Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller aka dusjagr

Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Global Hackteria Network, Co-organiser of GOSH, Gathering for Open Science Hardware. He loves making DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, ETHZ. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves synhtesizers and coconuts.

See more about dusjagr and full biography

Dr. Christian Gehringer, MSc. (ETH)


Gründungsmitglied des gemeinnützigen Vereins ”et al° | Vereinigung Wissenschaft, Kultur und Medizin”. Interesse an 3D-Druck, Mikrophotographie, Schwimmen, generative Kunst, Konstruktion von Robotern und Reisen. Teilnahme am 35C3 mit einem selbst konstruierten 3D-Drucker und einem motorisierten Sessel.

See more about Christian on his website [1].

Chris Obrist

Chris ist seit 2015 Fabmanager im FabLab Luzern.

Nach eine Ausbildung zum Werbefachmann hat er den Bachelor in Kunst und Vermittlung der Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst gemacht. Als Kunstler hatte er bereit verschiedene Ausstellungen und Live-Performances.

Pflichtlektüre & Videos / Compulsary Readings

Open Culture did not start with the invention of the computer

Open Culture is a concept according to which knowledge should be spread freely and its growth should come from developing, altering or enriching already existing works on the basis of sharing and collaboration, without being restricted by rules linked to the legal protection of intellectual property. In a context of globalization, the consequence is that all citizens should have equal access to information.

What is Open Source explained in LEGO


Fab Charta


Biotechnology for All / DIY in bioanalytics: doing and grasping it yourself. SATW publication 2015

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SATW Info 2/15 – Biotechnology for all / DIY in bioanalytics: doing and grasping it yourself.

«Do it yourself» in der Bioanalytik – zum Download auf Deutsch

"Biotechnologische Forschung findet heute nicht mehr nur in spezialisierten Labors statt. Eine wachsende Gemeinschaft von Biologen, Bastlern und Technikbegeisterten experimentiert in Küchen, Werkstätten und Eigenbau-Labors. Einige sehen in der Demokratisierung der Biotechnologie eine Gefahr; andere die Chance für ein besseres Verständnis von komplexen wissenschaftlichen Zusammenhängen in der Gesellschaft."

The article from SATW Info 2/15 – Biotechnology for all / DIY in bioanalytics: doing and grasping it yourself is available for download in German, English and French. The pedagogic conecpt and educational kits were developed during a project funded by the Swiss Academy for Engineering Sciences (SATW), together with hackteria, M. Dusseiller and U. Gaudenz, and FHNW School for Lifesciences, Dr. D. Gygax, during a workshop with an interdisciplinary group of participants. More info here.

Interview in "The Art of Free and Open Science", MCD#68

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Mehr zum Artikel und Interview in MCD#68

Interview zum Download in Englisch

Hackteria is a network of people practicing DIY (do-it-yourself) biology with an interest in art, design and interdisciplinary cooperation. The network was founded in 2009 by Yashas Shetty, Andy Gracie and Marc Dusseiller and now includes not only scientists, engineers and artists, as you would expect, but also philosophers, entrepreneurs, and even foodies and chefs. Hackteria operates on a global scale, and is based on a web platform and a wiki for sharing knowledge, which enable anyone to learn but also test different ways of hacking living systems. Hackteria is not based in a physical space, and its goal is to allow artists, scientists and hackers to collaborate and test various biohacking and bioart techniques outside the official laboratories and art institutions, basically anywhere in the world.


How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage

As grad students at the University of Michigan, co-founders Tim and Greg often interacted with schoolchildren during neuroscience outreach events. We often wanted to show real "spiking" activity to students, but this was impossible due to the high cost of equipment. By using off-the-shelf electronics, we designed kits that could provide insight into the inner workings of the nervous system.

Go and look at their website! Backyard Brains - Neuroscience For Everyone!

You can learn Arduino in 15 minutes

The ultimate Arduino tutorial for beginners. Learn how to choose an Arduino, dim LEDs, build a motor speed controller and more.

P2P and Utopia | Based on Poem by Vasilis Kostakis 2008

FLOSS and Wikipedia are only some examples of the P2P movement that is building the world it wants within the confines of the fragmented world it wants to transcend.

More on The Commons Transition Primer

"Simplicity: We know it when we see it" | George Whitesides

Simplicity: We know it when we see it -- but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer.

More about Simplicity, in the specific case of "A lab the size of a postage stamp"

"Why toys make good medical devices | Jose Gomez-Marquez

We develop empowerment technologies for health. We believe that innovation and design happens at the frontline of healthcare where providers and patients can invent everyday technologies to improve outcomes. By radically democratizing the tools of medical creation, we seek to enable front line patients and providers to invent answers to disease burdens.

How to use this wiki

Dear participants, please make sure you prepare your account and get some first experience in using a wiki, in this case it's MediaWiki the same software on which the famous wikipedia has been created. The previous link directs you to many instructions on how to use a wiki. look at it.

You should have received a login by now. Try it out and create a new page for your own project notes, give it a reasonable name and make sure you add the folling line at the end of the page, so it will be sorted all in the same category.

[[ Category:MedTech-DIY ]]

Please write a few sentences about yourself, add links to your other websites, blogs, biographies, artworks.

  • try to add images
  • "internal links" to other pages on the hackteria wiki
  • "external likns" to websites
  • embed a youtube video?

You can always click the "edit" link on this or other pages to see how stuff has been written in the mediawiki language.


Medizintechnik DIY Resources

Methoden für Break Out / Skill Share Sessions

Related to the core of this course

Backyard Brains - Neuroscience For Everyone!

Backyard Brains - Muscle SpikerShield
Maschinen, Elektronik und Prozesse steuern über die elektrische Aktivität deiner Muskeln
DIY Version

Heart and Brain SpikerShield Bundle
Mit dem Brain SpikerShield kannst Du actions Potentiale deines Herzen und Hirn (EEG/EKG) visualisieren und aufnehmen.

Backyard Brains - Experimente

The Biosignals How-To
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Experiments by dusjagr measuring electro-active fish

TED Talk - Steuern der Muskeln einer anderen Person über dein Gehirn

TED Talk - Elektrische Experimente mit Pflanzen

Elektroenzephalografie EEG - Messung der elektrischen Aktivität des Gehirns

Elektrokardiogramm - Aufzeichung der elektrischen Aktivität aller Herzmuskeln

Elektrookulografie - Messung der Bewegung der Augen und der Veränderung des Ruhepotentials der Netzhaut


Arduino - Open Source Elektronik Platform mit einfach zu bediender Hard und Software

TED Talk - Was ist ein Arduino mit Massimo Banzi

Arduino UNO Board

Arduino Einführung p.10-38


Inkscape – vector graphics editor

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

TinkerCad - create and print 3D models

Blender, open source 3D creation suite

123D family, Autodesk suit of tools

SolidWorks – comercial 3D CAD software,
available in FabLab Lucern

3D Reconstruction / Photomodeling


Earthworms Neuroscience

Syringe Hack

Open Source Culture / Commons Transition / P2P

What is a Commons Transition?
‘Commons Transition’ describes proposals for action that prioritize civil society’s needs, towards a more democratic and environmentally conscious culture. Constant economic growth produces negative impacts and the capture (enclosure) of scarce physical resources for private financial gain while abundant resources, such as information and culture, are made artificially scarce through legal limitations. A Commons Transition recommends P2P practices and networks for sharing what’s abundant, and protecting what’s scarce. Peer decision-making at many scales, and the emergence of municipalist political movements, are part of this transition.

The open source way
The open source way is about applying the principles of open source software development beyond software. Beyond technology. is about sharing how the open source way can change our world in the same way the open source model has changed software.

Open exchange
We can learn more from each other when information is open. A free exchange of ideas is critical to creating an environment where people are allowed to learn and use existing information toward creating new ideas.

When we are free to collaborate, we create. We can solve problems that no one person may be able to solve on their own.

Rapid prototyping
Rapid prototypes can lead to rapid failures, but that leads to better solutions found faster. When you're free to experiment, you can look at problems in new ways and look for answers in new places. You can learn by doing.

In a meritocracy, the best ideas win. In a meritocracy, everyone has access to the same information. Successful work determines which projects rise and gather effort from the community.

Communities are formed around a common purpose. They bring together diverse ideas and share work. Together, a global community can create beyond the capabilities of any one individual. It multiplies effort and shares the work. Together, we can do more.

Einführung auf Wikipedie "Offene Kultur" DE

Free Hardware and Free Hardware Designs, Richard Stallman

What is Open Source explained in LEGO


Soldering is easy

Fablabs, Hackerspaces and Universities

FabLab Luzern
Maschinen Anleitungen für das FabLab Luzen

Swiss FabLabs and global Networks

Global FabFoundation - facilitate and support the growth of the international fab lab network

FabAcademy - Learn to Turn Codes into Things

Hackerspaces - Was ist ein Hackerspace

List of ALL Hacker Spaces
Hackuarium - Open Biohacker Space in Lausanne (Renens)

Hackathon - a Hacking Marathon


Hackteria, Temporary Labs

Hackteria - Globales Netzwerk und Webplaform für Open Source Biological Art, DIY Biology, Generic Lab Equipement


HackteriaLab 2014 Yogyakarta

GaudiLabs - GaudiLabs are creative spaces for open research in open source culture technology.

LabMaking - Aufbau eines Labors

LabMaking - Eine Anleitung von Sachiko Hirosue & Urs Gaudenz

Sharing Playground

Sense of Self - by TeZ aka Mauricio Martinucci

Some documentation of course materials for Sense of Self

Photo Album on recent Biometrics by TeZ

“If music isn’t entertainment, what is it?” - by Onyx Ashanti

Onyx Ashanti is a Detroit-based Afrofuturist living in a basement with only an extension cord from a nearby unit. When he's not traveling the world having sonic conversations about evolution and technology, he's using a homemade 3D printer made from recycled electronics to work on wearable kinetic modular digital synthesizers. The implicit story of music on earth is that of a shared destiny, a deeply-felt common bond that transcends space, time, and tribe, and helps to define us as a species. Onyx works in evolving rituals, from the ancient to the contemporary, forging new paths and passing down timeless practices.

Heartbeat controlled acoustic levitation synthesizer

Pictures of Gaudi's Heartbeat Controlled Acoustic Levitation Synthesizer

Wearable LoRaWAN Muscle SpikerShield

How to build a Wearable LoRaWAN Muscle SpikerShield


Backyard Brains Fablab Luzern KresseShield

Github for KresseShields:

DIY MedTech WishList

Put down ideas on DIY MedTech WishList for future editions of this course. What else would we need? Materials, devicees, infrastructure, people?

Earlier Editions MedTech DIY




Related Courses

NanoHacking - Interdisciplinary Course at University of Lichtenstein


"The innovators of 1600 were hackers before the word existed; they proposed open sharing of ideas for the benefit of humanity. Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, Descartes, and the other scientists of the late 1600s could not have inaugurated the greatest scientific innovation of all time—the invention of modern science itself—without the Hackers of the 1600s. The Renaissance’s secretive structure was hacked, and it inspired the Scientific Revolution."

From DIY lab tools to field-works

LabHacking - From DIY lab tools to field-works, UCSB

The Art of BioHacking

The Art of BioHacking or How to make Cheese and Wine, HEAD, Geneva

DIWO Culture

HaSTA DIWO Culture : Hacking art/Sci/Tech & Activism

To engage with the most pressing issues (environment, social injustice, globalisation) of society, artist have embraced new transdisciplinary practices, which combine the use of open source tools (OST) and hacking strategies in a collaborative manner with "others". DIWO (Do It With Others) Culture will introduce such strategies through case studies, hands-on experimentation and team projects to the students. This first edition will focus on OST for environmental monitoring and artistic interpretation.

HSLU Related Institutes

Medizintechnik - Experten an der Schnittstelle von Technik und Medizin

Innovation und Technologiemanagement - Gemeinsam überzeugt die Zukunft gestalten

Maschinen- und Energietechnik - Innovationstreiberin an der Schnittstelle der Ingenieursdisziplinen

Zukunftslabor CreaLab - Erforscht Möglichkeitsräume, die kreatives Denken und Handeln fördern