Backyard Biosynth

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Ok, following on from the chat.

Components to have your own lab.
Maybe someone out there can find better prices than the ones I can find.
Here's to hoping.

Thermocycler
If someone can find where to buy the Lava Amp, would be most appreciated.
Open PCR - http://openpcr.org/
$512
Coffee Cup Thermocycler - http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffe...
$350
Light Bulb PCR - http://citizensciencequarterly.com/20...
$50
Lava Amp - http://www.newscientist.com/article/d...
$10

Agarose Gel Box
Open Gel Box - http://openwetware.org/wiki/DIYbio:No...
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science...
Keiki Gels - http://openwetware.org/wiki/DIYbio:No...

Strategene Used Electrophoresis - http://www.medwow.com/used-electropho...
$230
BioCell - http://www.modernbio.com/equipment-su...
$170

Vortex Mixer
I'm thinking if you can find any old blender where you can attach a few tubes will do the trick.
What's the difference between a Vortex Mixer and a Centrifuge?
Vortex - http://www.vortexportablemixer.com/#
Hehe, it'll most probably still do the same job as a proper Vortex Mixer
$20

Magnetic Bead Stand
- Need more info on why this is needed and what it does?
- Limited information online

Buying a lab via Ebay for less than $1000
http://scienceblogs.com/worldsfair/20...

Enjoy!

Maybe it'll be good to know what Das Lab use for Eterna's synthesis?
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Berex NZ

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@rhiju

How are we going with the procedures and the list of consumables?
Also as a far off idea, would your lab be able to sell consumables?
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@berex -- I don't think we're allowed to sell consumables, unfortunately. I like the idea of having those interested start looking for good prices for consumables and compile answers in a central location.

We made a list of stuff here: Google Spreadsheet with Consumables

Perhaps you could make a copy and start filling in additional notes/questions? I and others can also check in with our current serial numbers (this might take a few weeks since we're getting eterna experiments completely back on track after a few weeks of experimental delays).