The evening of the 25th January is a DIYbio fuel cell special, where we'll be building and comparing an array of microbe-powered batteries with the help of MMU's Dr. Trish Linton who also ran the fuel cell session at the DIYbio Summit back in October. Along the way we'll be trying to answer some crucial microbe-y questions:
- How do microbial fuel cells actually work?
- Which part of the Northern Quarter has the hardest working soil bacteria?
- Who would win in a tug of war? Brewers' yeast or the instant stuff out of a packet?
- Will microbes fuel the future? When will my car have a composter rather than a fuel tank?
When & Where
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/