3D Fluorescent Living Structures
week 14 (12/05 - 12/12): Wildcard Week

{bits: GFP plasmids - E. Coli Bacteria - Biopolymers | atoms: custom-made bioprinter}

For this week I built a modular bioprinting system around the Openbuilds linear actuators with the Smoothieboard for the brains. I used this system to teach a workshop on how to formulate and print thermo-reversible gels with embedded bacteria that have been transformed in order to express the green fluorescent protein (GFP). A couple of student from the class signed-up for this activity! t was fun and the results were amazing!

I guess I will make this my final project....

More details about how to make the machine and print can be found HERE.