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DIYbio July: Brazilian Bloodsuckers and DIY Microscopes.


Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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Our next DIYbio event is a bit of a 2-in-1 with Dr. Rod Dillon, lecturer in Life Sciences at Lancaster University and co-director of the LabC BioArt collective. We'll be taking a look at Rod's speciality bloodsucking insect, the Sand Fly. He'll be bringing some live Brazilian sand flies for us to feed by transforming a cocktail jigger into a sandfly feeder.  There will also be dead blood-fed flies ready to be dissected and examined with our DIY USB (OMG) Webcam Microscopes which we'll be building on the night, Hackteria-style. Importantly, all of this will be conducted with a Brazilian music soundtrack and optional, non blood-based, cocktails!

NB: We'll have a few USB webcams to hand, but if you want to bring one with you to hack and take home, our recommendation is the Logitech C120 – all the other parts required will be freely available on the night.

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Manchester Digital Laboratory
36-40 Edge St
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.


We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.


Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!


Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/

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