Harvesting a fresh batch of SCOBY biofilm, better known as "kombucha fungus". Lets cook it (killing left over microbes and hopefully get rid of the acidic smell), dry it and get an alternative product to leather for further purposes ;-)

finally managed to print a good case for fg's LC4 meter. Outer part had to be scaled by 1,02 for the BQ Witbox.

Another beautiful picture of Physarum polycephalum, the yellow slime mold. Forming a bride network during the search for nutrients.

The realraum makes ideas real! As an interdisciplinary project electricians, chemists, molecular- and microbiologists worked together to build a DIY fluorescence microscope. The prototype is far from complete, but we could observe fluorescence of microbes for the first time

DNA, the molecule of life and carrier of genetic information, can be found in every single cell. Our lab people from OLGA have an easy experiment for everybody, who is interested to see DNA. It is a classic of biohacking, DNA isolation out of fruits and vegetables.

What a beautiful day to visit the realraum, the local and open hackerspace, makerspace and DIY bioLab in Graz :-)

You can find us at Brockmanngasse 15


We 3D printed the hand-powered centrifuges from the puplication Byagathvalli & Pomerantz et. al (2019). It comes a little bit unhandy to unload the samples, but the pelletation of a powder worked well after 5 min. If you need a quick spin and have no electricity, this is it ;-)

Für eine neue Zentrifuge benötigen wir die stärkste Schnur die wir finden können. Fazit: die blaue hält am besten

The right working bench at the OLGA. Most of our chemicals are standing there and the usual equipment like pipettes, bunsenburner and 70% ethanol are placed here. This is the place where our biohacker experiment with geneticly modified organism (GMO) at biosafety level 1.

Welcome to realraum, the open hacker-, makerspce and DIY bioLab in Graz, Austria :-D

Come in and make your projects real. If you need help, ask our friendly members for advice. Look at this pretty face ;-)

Elektret im Selbstbau (statisch aufgeladener Isolater). Man nehme eine selbstbau Villard Kaskade, 50kV und Parafinwachs das im E-Feld aushärtet. Voila, permament gespeichertes elektrostatisches Feld.

A whole week full of slime mold pictures :-D We end this nerdy obsession of that funny biohacker "pet" with a picture of a young plasmodium under an oldschool microscope (10x).

Tickets sind vorerst aus. Aus wollten 47 Hacker der Chaosfamilie zum Camp. GERADE NOCH ist es sich ausgegangen, dank viel Arbeit und Disziplin aller Beteiligten, tatsächlich für alle Tickets zu bekommen! *glad & happy* 😅

Slime molds can be storaged by bringing a well grown plasmodium into the dormant stage of a "sclerotia". When it is done carefully on filter sheets (like on this picture) the sclerotia becomes orange, can be stored for a long time and shared with friends or other biohacker :-)

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