New York City's Community Biolab

Projects > DIY- anaerobic chamber

Collaborators: Nelson Ramon
It was displayed as a demo at the Open Hardware Summit
At Eyebeam art technology center, NYC, USA. Sep 2012

It was also displayed at the Maker Faire 2012 in NYC. It got media coverage on the Maker blog and also a video interview.

The goal (other that use it) was to keep costs low, and have a viable and sturdy piece of equipment so that it could be used over and over again for different types of projects at the lab. It was developed to be used at a Bio Safety Level 1 facility (such as Genspace).

The chamber was a whole challenge on it self (during BactElecTric), it was developed without blue prints of any kind and with materials accessible to any person with access to a hardware store or internet. It took me a long time to build it because each step as thought many times, so that the integrity of the chamber was not lost and I would not have to start over from scratch.

ยท The development of open hardware to for the DIY-Bio community is of importance due to the high cost of laboratory equipment. Lab gear such as a anaerobic chamber usually runs in the thousand of dollar.

Here you will see materials that were used and steps for 9 basic components of the chamber (costs will be published soon)