Smartphone to Digital Microscope Workshops this Saturday & Sunday

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


Gaming for a Cure? Proteins and Problem Solving Workshop

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

Photos from our new Digital Microscopes!

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.

Drilling and assembling the stands.

Drilling and assembling the stands.

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!

Intellectual Property – What YOU Need to Know to Protect Your Work

Calling all Scientists, Engineers, Artists and Innovators!


Intellectual Property 101
Gary Myles PhD, Attorney at Law   
Wednesday November 13 @ 7pm
HiveBio Community Lab


Are Intellectual Property rights at your workplace a barrier between you and your million dollar idea? Ever wanted to patent your own ideas but have no idea where to start? Continue reading

Life Sciences Research Weekend

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

Tours of the lab are open to everyone – become a member – or sign up for a Science Class!