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Countdown to April 30. 3D printing design deadline!

April 6, 2012 in Our News

Tekla Labs’ 3D printing competition is in the final stretch.  Enter now to win oscilloscopes, kindles, tools for your shed, Make magazine subscriptions, and more!

Read about the competition, and about Tekla Labs, in this recent blog from PC World: Tekla Labs Wants To Help You Print Your Own Lab

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We are Makers – Dale Dougherty talks at TEDx about ‘making stuff’

March 11, 2012 in Things We Like

and of course Tekla Labs couldn’t agree more. Go Make!
To see some of the type of creative stuff in the talk for yourself (or to showcase your own designs!), go to one of the Maker Faires. The next Bay Area Maker Faire is May 19 & 20. NY’s edition is in September.

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Enter Our 3D Printing Competition!

February 2, 2012 in Our News

Tekla Labs is excited to announce a 3D Printed Design competition for do-it-yourself science and engineering: PRINTmyLAB.
Get your design 3D printed!  Over $1000 in additional prizes for the winning entries!

Categories
1)   DIY Alternative: A 3D printing blueprint for an item that can replace a commercial product or a specific component of a commercial product used in scientific laboratories or in scientific/engineering research.  Especially helpful if this part tends to break or get lost.
2)   Novel Gadget: A 3D printing blueprint for a novel item not commercially available that is of use in scientific laboratories or in scientific/engineering research.  Invent! Imagine! Print!

Who can enter: Anyone!
Details & submission: teklalabs.org/3dprinting
Quesions: 3dprinting@teklalabs.org

Important Dates
April 30: Last possible day to submit a design (11:59pm PST)
May 10: Final winners are announced

Happy Designing,
The Tekla Labs Team
sponsors

Graduate Assembly at UC Berkeley (ga.berkeley.edu)

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Concept Designs for Sample Shaker

December 14, 2011 in Our News

Peter Vasilnak from Rutgers University is working on a sample shaker design for Tekla Labs. We’re really excited about this project since sample shakers are very commonly used in research laboratories.

What are they? Shakers are used to agitate, aerate and mix all sorts of liquid samples that are placed in flasks and tubes on the shaker surface. They are used in many diverse applications in the lab such as to grow non-adherent cells and to stain electrophoresis gels to measure protein purity.

See the initial concept design!

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Tekla Labs in the Sustainable Sciences Newsletter

October 12, 2011 in Our News

Here’s a short introduction to Tekla Labs in the Fall 2011 Newsletter of the Sustainable Sciences Institute. SSI is a great nonprofit that works to ‘develop scientific research capacity in areas with pressing public health problems’. They are based here in San Francisco and have been very supportive of Tekla Labs. Thanks SSI!

Download the PDF.

SSI Newsletter Aug2011

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“A huge gathering of people who make things”

May 12, 2011 in Things We Like

This is a beautiful 7-minute clip about the process of creating technology and art, of being a ‘Maker.’ It was shot at the Toronto Mini Maker Faire by Ryan Varga.  Enjoy.

Makers: Mini Maker Fair Toronto from Ryan Varga on Vimeo.

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DIY Machine Shop

April 27, 2011 in Things We Like

This is a neat project on making machine shop tools using recycled and off-the-shelf parts. So far,  Pat Delaney and his collaborators have made a “multimachine” (lathe, grinder, mill, saw, etc), as well as a dedicated lathe, a steel drill, and a simple electricty generator. See read about more projects like this one at engineering4change.

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See our initial equipment designs at Maker Faire

April 25, 2011 in Our News

On May 21-22, the world’s largest DIY festival will take place in the Bay Area. We’ll have a Tekla Labs booth (Maker 5297: Build-Your-Own Biology Lab, Phase 1) and will also be checking out all the awesome science, music, art, and tech (etc, etc) projects on display. I am excited to learn about how to build your own 3D printer!

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Tekla Labs student group at UC Berkeley!

February 23, 2011 in Our News

Are you an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc at UC Berkeley? Want to get involved building, designing or testing equipment or creating how-to documents? Interested in getting experience translating documents or doing market surveys of potential end users in laboratories worldwide? Send an email to us here at Tekla Labs, or visit the UC Berkeley graduate student group listings page.

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Read about Tekla Labs in Physics Today

February 11, 2011 in Our News

“Facilitating science in developing countries:
Smart people are everywhere, but they need resources to realize their talents”

Facilitating science in developing countries – Physics Today February 2011.