Quite an exciting group of participants have self-assembled for FutureLabCamp Boston! Can’t wait to see the collaborations bloom. Here’re some descriptions of the participants:
I hack makerbots and am working on building a Reprap mendel. I am a senior at Tufts University
About to start working with Gingko Bioworks on BioBrick-related projects, but I could always use more bio experience. I’m a Somerville resident with DIY leanings, intelligence, and drive.
No doubt that the next 50 years are the years of the life sciences revolution. My passion and role at IDEO is to enable and enhance this revolution through design.
Sounds like a lot of fun, and I want to get a crash course in hacking all sorts of stuff
I am currently a Ph.D. student at BU studying Biomedical Engineering, I recently heard about diyBio groups and would like to start participating.
I’m a biomimicry specialist, who regularly plays at the interface between biology, design, computation, and engineering all over the world to help solve sustainability problems. I just started on my tweet-a-watt project last week, and have plans for hacking together outdoor sensors with long term plans of creating micro-energy sensor networks that can monitor ecological or urban ecology metrics.
I’m an artist and a hacker who wants to spend a manic weekend prototyping a strange new future. I would like to do FLC-Boston because I want to help create a strange new world. I would be offering my design/illustration/film making skills to a team. I will stop by and give a lightning talk on Friday about bio-design automation tools, hardware, and methodologies.
“As a recent graduate with a degree in Biology, work-experience in clean-tech, studies in architecture, and a minor in art, I have become hell-bent on creating my own path that combines my eclectic studies. I have been hacking things since I was old enough to hold a screwdriver and currently have notebooks of ideas piled around my room. I would like to participate in FLC Boston because the chance to sit down with like-minded individuals and sprint from idea to prototype excites the heck out of me.
“NY event was so great that I cannot miss the edition happening in the city where I live. I’d really like to continue with the “”electronic”" thermocycler initiated in NY.
I build small computers for scientists (and artists).
Learn a bit more about hardware hacking for biology. Try something new. Build a turbidometer?
to make something glow probably
To share my bioengineering/biomaterials knowledge and to create something new.
I do biology, comp sci, and hardware mangling, and want to have fun and meet like minded people. <3
I am a computer engineering student and an officer of BUILDS, a hackerspace at Boston University. I am particularly interested in areas combing high-tech / engineering with biology (specifically humans).
I’m a hacker who was educated as MD. I want to live in a world where biotech is in the hands of hackers http://utop.li/83.
“This seems like too much fun to pass up. It would be great to get a team together to hack a prototype ‘microbial mineral precipitate’ or ‘hydrophobic biofilm’. The trick might to be to find evidence of this happening in or on an actual material in the field (such as concrete or brick) – by collecting likely samples and identifying microbes present. Probably would need some swabs, collection bags, scrapers, petri dishes & growing medium for something like soil bacteria such as bacillus pasteurii. I pulled a few research papers off the web for background.”
I’m about to do an intense 8-week bootcamp in mobile app development. As an activist/coder/”social entrepreneur” this is exactly the sort of thing I want to be doing for fun.