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Open-source genetics and the ethics of biohacking Pt. 2

With the advent of cheap DNA sequencing and synthesis techniques, modern biotechnology has expanded into a huge realm of possible use-cases. Everything from cures to cancer, custom made organs, a zombie virus to wipe out humanity, and designer babies to name a few off...

Open-source genetics and the ethics of biohacking Pt. 1

Open source genetics is the idea that you cannot patent or retain genetic information since it was derived from nature, a kind of creative commons if you will. This idea stretches into biohacking, a combination of biology and hacking. The idea that biological elements...

Aquaponics – the bigger prototype

So, it has been a long few months of building, then a longer few months getting the water quality to stabilise, but its finally working! 1000L fish tank, ~100L sump (i.e. a bathtub), 120 little pots, 1 big pot (with a makeshift float valve), some DIY drip irrigation...

Aquaponics Prototype Alpha

AKA Fish Tank v2, AKA ‘The fishoning’, AKA lets get down to business. I have been growing fish for a while now and recently I thought it was time to spice it up a notch. By ‘spice’ I mean bigger, and by ‘a notch’ I mean more plants! I got an old metal frame, stripped...

Margin for Error – Measurement & Making Things

A video by Adam Savage on his show Tested peaked my interest recently. Adam talks about measuring when making things. He is a maker and makes a lot of things and this time he was showing off is gauge blocks. Blocks of more accurate dimensions than most measuring...

Open-source genetics and the ethics of biohacking Pt. 2

With the advent of cheap DNA sequencing and synthesis techniques, modern biotechnology has expanded into a huge realm of possible use-cases. Everything from cures to cancer, custom made organs, a zombie virus to wipe out humanity, and designer babies to name a few off...

Open-source genetics and the ethics of biohacking Pt. 1

Open source genetics is the idea that you cannot patent or retain genetic information since it was derived from nature, a kind of creative commons if you will. This idea stretches into biohacking, a combination of biology and hacking. The idea that biological elements...

Aquaponics – the bigger prototype

So, it has been a long few months of building, then a longer few months getting the water quality to stabilise, but its finally working! 1000L fish tank, ~100L sump (i.e. a bathtub), 120 little pots, 1 big pot (with a makeshift float valve), some DIY drip irrigation...

Aquaponics Prototype Alpha

AKA Fish Tank v2, AKA ‘The fishoning’, AKA lets get down to business. I have been growing fish for a while now and recently I thought it was time to spice it up a notch. By ‘spice’ I mean bigger, and by ‘a notch’ I mean more plants! I got an old metal frame, stripped...

Margin for Error – Measurement & Making Things

A video by Adam Savage on his show Tested peaked my interest recently. Adam talks about measuring when making things. He is a maker and makes a lot of things and this time he was showing off is gauge blocks. Blocks of more accurate dimensions than most measuring...