Re: [DIYbio] 200$ Real-Time PCR Thermocycler

On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Gabriele Borelli <> wrote:
Dear DIYbio users,

my name is Gabriele Borelli, I am a 25 years old passionate and crazy electronic engineer.
I am developing an easy-to-use real-time PCR thermocycler with four collegues.
Now that we have our first product, we would like to ask feedback to the greatest biohackers community in the world.

Here some features of the thermocycler:

- Easy-to-use and controllable through and App for smartphone and tablet.
- Real-time detection on your samples.
- 96 well.
- Not quantitatively accurate as the top-notch Roche thermocycler, but more than enough precise to reliably discriminate between "DNA has been amplified" and "DNA has NOT been amplified"
- SYBR green is not necessary.
- Price: 200$ App included.

Would you buy a thermocycler with the previous features?

We want to bring to everybody who has interest and passion in studying biology the instruments to do that. 
We had this chance in electronics, why should not Biohackers have it?

Thanks you in advance for sharing your opinion, it has a high value!

Will it be fully open hardware / open source?

If yes, then I'd buy one.

If not, then no, I can get something like this from a local biotech auction site for a similar price.


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