Due to the success of our first Digital Microscope Workshop we are having two more sessions this coming Saturday November 30th at 1pm and Sunday December 1st at 2pm. Continue reading
What do gaming and science have to do with curing HIV/AIDS and Cancer? Perhaps more than you’d think! With a growing knowledge of how atoms of molecules interact, many experiments involving proteins can be conducted “in silico.” In other words, these scientific puzzles can be worked on using Continue reading
HiveBio would like to thank the participants of our first DIY Digital Microscope workshop! We successfully turned 9 participants’ smartphones and 1 flip phone into digital microscopes by assembling a stand using wood, plexiglass, a few bolts, and securing the lens from a laser pointer into this assembly. The aparatus is light-weight, easy to take around with you, and has a convenient staging area for placing slides and random items to view.
These stands can be stored easily at home, and taken out whenever you want to look at something up close! They are great for general curiosity, and children will love exploring up close – bugs, leaves, food – you name it! The best part is being able to take photos and video using the smartphone’s digital camera. What will you do with your photos? Put them on your website? Turn them into holiday cards?
Check out our photo page to see some photos of the assembly and use of these Digital Microscope conversion stands!
Who doesn’t love looking at cells, plants, dirt, and other random findings under a microscope? Don’t have one? Make your own setup using your smartphone for $10 in materials! Continue reading
Looking for a fun and geeky way to spend the weekend? The Life Sciences Research Weekend will continue this Saturday November 2nd and Sunday the 3rd from 10am until 6pm at the Pacific Science Center in downtown Seattle! Watch crazy science demonstrations and learn about the world of life sciences from Researchers at the University of Washington and Biotech Companies in the greater Seattle area!
Study hard, then bring your wild and creative ideas to HiveBio’s next open discussion Tuesday November 5th from 7-9pm.
If you just can’t get away from the lab this weekend, HiveBio’s Open Lab Hours are as follows:
Saturday November 2: EDIT: Closed due to power outage
Sunday November 3: 12pm – 4pm