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Biohacking / DIYBio at LHS

We're keen to get the nascent field of amateur biology going in the London Hackspace. Over the coming months we'll be developing research equipment, optimising techniques and running some research projects of our own. Most of the people involved aren't starting with a biology background, so get involved!


Bugs and Sara ran an Introduction to Biohacking workshop, giving a crash course in molecular biology and a great overview of what biohackers around the world are getting up to. The talks were recorded and are now on YouTube: [Intro to mol. biol], [Groups around the world].

We also gave condensed versions of these talks at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, which seems to have netted us a few new members. Awesome.






Cf. Suppliers.


If you want to chat about biohacking, post to the Mailing List or contact one of us directly :).


Assorted biohacking pledges can be found here. Current Pledges:

  • Gene detection experiment kit

Proposed code of conduct

See here:



Electrophoresis box

We've made one. Measurements for the outer box, in mm:

   Width: 102.45 to 102.9 (not a perfect glue job)
   Height to top (container): 31.8
   Height to top holes (for electrodes): 22.16
   Depth: about 171
   Thickness (of the perspex): about 3.2

Measurements (proposed) for the inner box:

   Width: 102
   Height to top: 20
   Depth: 114
   Thickness: 3.2

So that is two panels measuring 102 x 20 (for the sides), and one panel measuring 102 x 114 (for the bottom).