This is the Wiki page for the Bristol Biohack. It's a bit of a pain to keep updating, I haven't figured out a way to automate it yet? Anyway, here you will find a few details on some of the projects we have been working on, equipment and ideas for the future. It will either be in date or not, depending on how far into the future you're reading this?

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You will find us by the two desks in the corner beside the sink in G11. Generally biohacking sessions are on Wednesday evening from around 19:00. Come on over and grow something fun!

Microbial Fuel Cells

Simple sets ups using Terracotta as the electron exchange membrane and carbon fibre electrodes for the anode and cathode - powered by mud, sludge or maybe Kombucha?

Slime Mould Physarum polycephalum

Physarum polycephalum is not known to be hazardous but we suggest you don't prepare or eat food on the Biohack Benches, and wash your hands after handling any material in the Biohack area.

We used an automated image capture setup with a Raspberry pi and camera,capturing an image every hour - soon to be updated with RaspberryPhy 2.0.

Check out videos so far

Biofilm Experiments

A USB microscope was clamped to the outside of a glass jar and focused (approx x1000) on a microscope slide colonised with algae from a fish tank.

A List of equipment will start to appear here as I take some interesting pics

Although there is no heavy equipment which requires a specific induction, please contact one of the Biohack regulars (Ben Taylor, Emily or Nick Gover) via the Google members board before beginning any biohack project, so we can discuss needs/space or do a risk assessment if required.


Images and time lapses

We experienced problems displaying time lapse videos on the wiki so have moved all images and time lapses to:

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