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BioHack Academy #1 BioFactory

The first lesson of the world's first BioHack Academy: contruct the machines of a biolab. This course of 10 lessons is open to a maximum of 10 persons. Learn how to design, grow and extract your own biomaterials using only Open Source hardware you fabricate yourself. Whether it's a new type of bio ink, bio polymer or bio fuel, we'll show you can grow it yourself and share the results with others.

The age of personal biotechnology is upon us! Engineers have turned biology in a design discipline and it's now up to us to shape it's applications. After completing this first BioHack Academy you can grow your own fuel, food, filaments, farmaceuticals, fragances, fungi and much more funky bio stuff at home. We'll teach you how to join the bio revolution and build your own biofactory using a Fablab, Maker/Hackspace or other shared machine shop.

For starters, you may choose a product from our collection, such as violacein (purple dye), cellulose (biopolymer), ethanol fuel (yeast fermentation), spirulina algae (super food), lactic acid (yoghurt), penicilin (antibiotic), kombucha (drink), acidic acid (vinegar), citric acid (aspergillis), mycelium (filaments) and/or tell us about your own living material of choice.

The first BioHack Academy is fully booked. We are planning a next one.

When: 
Tuesday, 2015, February 17 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Waag Society Open Wetlab, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam