A global group of people working on open source hardware and reagents for LAMP reactions gathered online under the name of GlobalLAMP. Finally in 2022 we got to physically meet and collaborate. The first meeting was held at the Learning Planet Institute in Paris. A small group of researchers from 4 continents, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America met and exchanged knowledge (link). In the same year, a second work phase was held in MboaLab in Cameroon (link). Inspired by the collaboration GaudiLabs developed a new prototype device of a qPocketPCR, a real time PCR machine reading fluorescence through a highly sensitive camera and an ESP32 core.
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During the pandemic GaudiLabs was busy with online activities and some smaller physical laboratories. With Ryan Fobel from SciBots we initiated a biweekly hangout on digital microfluidics with great success. Scientific researchers, corporate engineers and creative people from all around the world meet to exchange experiences in this uprising technology. Together with Stefan Deuber we broadcasted a lab-session for Fashion Revolution. And two physical labs were held on the topics of DIY graphene and bio-materials.
After several years of successful business, GaudiLabs was transformed into a limited liability company in 2020. GaudiLabs LLC has also been expanded to include a beautiful laboratory. A dust-free workplace was set up for OpenDrop production. New open science hardware product can be found in gaudishop.ch .
Guest lecture for the “How To Symposium: Copy Paste & Rights” at Zurich University of Arts (ZhdK). Talked about the merger of digital representation and physical manifestation. Showed Shenzhen ready open hardware, the 3D Printed Speculum, the Open Space Wrench, The 3D Additivist Cookbook, Self assembling DNA Origami structures and more. Finished with an OpenSCAD Workshop.
The BioFabbing Convergence on Fabrications and Fabulations brought together enthusiasts, practitioners, and researchers on Biohacking and Do-it-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) in an open event. Supported by the Do-it-Together Science (DITOs) EU Project we worked and lived in CERN, Hackuarium, the Confucius Institute, utopian, Campus Biotech and many other great places. As part of the pre- and after-program I got to visit pavillon_35 with Nature Animée#2, Kunsthalle Mainz with Biotopia and Make Munich. A great time wtih great people.
GaudiLabs and Hackteria.org are co-organizing GOSH2016, the Gathering for Open Science Hardware in CERN Geneva. A growing number of people around the world are developing and using Open Science Hardware, and we want to help build a self-organising community to drive change in open science. Four days of inspiring exchange and skill share with PublicLabs, Backyard Brains, OHANDA, openQCM, Experiment.com, Lifepatch.org and many more.
GaudiLabs joined the “How to grow (almost) anything” program, directed by George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard medical school. The pilot class is based on a distributed educational model with FabLabs and Hackerspaces around the world. We try to combine knowledge on bio-engineering and nano-technology with the creative and hand’s on biohacking approach. Topics include DNA Nanostructures, Darwin on steroids, 3D Bioprinting, Engineering the Human Microbiome and many more. Let’s grow it. Here you find our project page.
Learning about fundamentals of molecular life-sciences, from molecular cell biology to synthetic biology with a pan european biohacker team. Assemble novel plasmid vector and subsequently transform it back into E. coli. All genetic elements are naturally occurring in E. coli species and will merely be rearranged using synthetic biology technology. No new genes are introduced to the species. The modifications are thus called cis-genetic and are free to use outside of the laboratory in many countries.