it occurs to me that i should explain what bioart is, for those who’ve never heard of it
or specifically, what i mean in terms of my project: “bioart” = streaking petri dishes with bacteria the glow (fluoresce or bioluminesce).
people have done it by hand for ages
http://www.biology.pl/bakterie_sw/bac_pict_en.html (this site used for reference for DIY broth too)
and these are the different colors i wanted to use (clearly, it’s end of term so i won’t have time this semester…)
and to use a pen-plotter system (xy axis gantries) + appropriate stepper software to streak petri dishes by computer instead of by hand.
|look ma, i’m all lasercutter!|
one of the original inspirations… hunter cole, her living dna:
|bright enough to light a room / picture (not sure about exposure they used though)|
and of course, there’s already CNC bioart (with a 3d printer frameset), on agar with drops of flourescent bacteria
and recently one with lots of different colors:
it’s everywhere… here are some misc. links
spring making: worked on spring-making some more for vending machine.
AVR Studio Screenshots / overview of features (doesn’t go over the chip debugger, which I haven’t learned to use it)