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OpenPCR

In DIYbio, DIYbio hardware on May 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Building of the openPCR kit

4 components:
The Lid (Metal lid, plastic knob)
The Core (Heat sink, fan, peltier heater, 16-well PCR block)
The Face (Mounting block with LCD screen)
The Body (Casing, Arduino Uno, OpenPCR board)

Manual for building of openPCR: http://www.slideshare.net/openpcr/openpcr-build-instructions.

After building the lid and the core, the face was mounted, body added to it and everything was wired up. (Total time spent: ~5hrs)

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Final step of building it, connecting all the wires from the lid, the core and the face.

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The openPCR could not be powered up via USB port.

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LCD screen powered up through power plug

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The 16-well PCR tube holder is heated up using the openPCR app downloaded onto the laptop. 🙂

The next step will be testing the openPCR using PCR mastermix.

Credits:

OpenPCR kit:
bunnie
Pauline Ng

Host venue:
Independent Archive and Resource centre

Photos:
Alexander Yang
Samantha Kjm

Builders/Makers:
Alexander Yang
Eugene Ng
Pauline Ng
Andreas Schlegel
Samanatha Kjm
Huey Ting
Cindy Lin
Wee Kiang Yeo
Kate

Many thanks to all who have not been named but made this event happen and for those who have missed it, we will have more activities with the openPCR.

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