CITIZEN SCIENCE & POLITICS at MAKERSPACES

I like cit sci bc it aligns technology with a prupose. Starting a list here. Not sure what we’ll do with it yet. Be inspired!

https://www.zooniverse.org/
http://publiclab.org/
http://americangut.org/
http://www.drugsfromdirt.org/
https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/
http://diybio.org/
http://biocurious.org/
http://genspace.org/page/About

Along these lines, Pete Marchetto is interested in partnering with IG to pilot the manufacturing of DIY water monitoring equipment with youth. He’s already developed the sensors, and I can hook him up with youth that are interested in electronics and environmental science. I’d love to do more citizen science work like this.

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from @abe:

The Harvard Personal Genome Project: http://www.personalgenomes.org

Including publicly available (CC0) whole genome and others (like 23andMe) datasets:

For example, here’s my profile, along with the datasets available:

Some other links, some quite new:

You already mentioned the Public Lab but one of their efforts is the Spectral Workbench which tries to create a database of material spectra.

IORodeo has quite a few open source and open hardware projects, like electrophoresis and colorimeter kits.

OpenTrons had a successful Kickstarter to build an open source and open hardware automated liquid handling robot.

BossLab here in Boston has been defunct for a while but has been gaining a bit of momemtum lately.

For some more ‘extreme’ grinder links, there’s biohack.me forum and grindhouse wetware. In particular, their Circadia project (formally HELEDD):

Bryan Bishop’s diyhpl.us/wiki seems like a good resource. You can also check out his page at heybryan.org.

Not so much citizen science as a public resource, but there’s the 1000 Genomes Project.

whoops, this is Claire accidentally signed in as Mark, incase you can’t tell :wink:

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you know how media lab has sub labs like “lifelong kindergarden.” we need that some day…

Don’t forget the Air Quality Egg! (source and schematics)

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yeh. AQE is what got me thinkin along these lines…