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Tekla Labs Sneak Preview: New Online ‘DIY Instruction’ Platform

November 18, 2012 in Our News

We’re working on a new, easier to use online platform for submitting, improving and simply just building with DIY lab equipment instructions. Check out the new Tekla Labs Guide Repository menu tab or go straight to guides.teklalabs.org.

More to updates to come, but for now, email us to get involved or go ahead and get started with a guide on the awesome new online system!


The Tekla Labs Team

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Overview of Malcolm Watt’s Magnetic Stirrer in ‘Berkeley Engineer’

November 15, 2012 in Our News

For the design, see the DIY section of teklalabs.org. The blurb below is courtesy of the spring 2012 issue of Berkeley Engineer, a magazine from the College of Engineering at the University of California Berkeley.

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Tekla Labs en Español

November 3, 2012 in Our News

Tekla Labs coverage in Spanish, from Journal I3, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Check us out on pg 9 of the August 2012 issue!

Also, one of our team members, Kate, is currently in Chile, so wish her luck on her travels, talks and science adventures!

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Tekla Lab presents at the Open Science Summit 2012

October 26, 2012 in Our News

Tekla Labs member Todd Duncombe recently presented at the 3rd annual Open Science Summit. The conference unites researchers, life science industry professionals, students, patients and other stakeholders to discuss the future of collaborative science and innovation. See the talk, or check out the Tekla Labs presentation slides on Prezi.

Open Hardware and Medical Device Hacking, Part II from Open Science Summit on FORA.tv

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Welcome Makers!

July 25, 2012 in Our News, Tools for Scientists

Welcome Readers of Make Magazine!

Look around our webpage and contact us to let us know what you think!
To be in the loop as our next research-grade DIY equipment designs are ready and to hear about DIY competitions and other Tekla Labs news, sign up for our quarterly email updates: just send an email to updates@teklalabs.org.

If you have questions about our designs, send an email to teklalabs@teklalabs.org.

Wondering what Make Magazine is all about? 

Make Magazine, the awesome DIY magazine brought to us by the great folks behind Maker Faire, has hit the news stand with its latest issue: Punk Science! (Single issues and subscriptions are also available from Make’s website, as is lots of free fun DIY content). In the Punk Science issue you will find many other neat DIY science projects and stories, including an overview of DIY Equipment for science research:

Unblenders, Dremelfuges, and Optical Tweezers

Making research-grade equipment from repurposed parts. Page 42.

By Lina Nilsson

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Intro to Tekla Labs in UC Berkeley’s California Magazine

June 28, 2012 in Our News

A small writeup about Tekla Labs in the Berkeley Alumni Association’s California Magazine: Can We Build It? Yes, We Can! Berkeley researchers find low-tech solutions for high-tech equipment.

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Video of Social Entrepreneurship Symposium up on Vimeo!

May 28, 2012 in Our News, Uncategorized

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Tekla Labs Social Entrepreneurship Symposium (or who want to see it again!), you can check out video of all the talks on our Vimeo page.  Special thanks to all of our speakers for sharing their experiences and ideas; we hope you all feel as inspired by them as we do!

Evan SteinerHub Bay Area
Teju Ravilochan, co-founder of the Unreasonable Institute
Tessa FinlevInstitute For The Future
Dr. Hal Aronson, co-founder of WE CARE Solar
John Danner, Professor in the Haas School of Business
Gautham Venugopalan, President of Future Scientist

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PrintMYLab Results Announced

May 13, 2012 in Our News

Tekla Labs is excited to announce the winners of our first-ever design contest, PrintMYLab.  Check out the winning entries here.

We’re working to make all the printable file for the designs available soon, complete with instructions documents for the designs requiring some degree of assembly.  Stay tuned and go Science!

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Starting your own initiatives: lessons from social entrepreneurs

May 1, 2012 in Our News, Tools for Scientists

Tekla Labs member Lina Nilsson has interviewed social entrepreneurs about their paths in developing international projects and products. Read about lessons from initiatves including WE CARE Solar and NextDrop and competitions including the Global Social Venture Competition and Big Ideas@Berkeley  in the Berkeley Science Review Spring 2012 issue:  Planting Seeds: Lessons learned from global social entrepreneurs


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You’re Invited to Our Social Entrepreneurship in Technology Symposium

April 24, 2012 in Our News

We’re hosting our first symposium!

May 1st. 12-4 pm. Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Hall, at UC Berkeley

Learn more and register for free at: buildforchange.eventbrite.com


On May 1st Tekla Labs invites you to a half-day social entrepreneurship symposium featuring organizations leading the way in technology and engineering innovation. Featuring a diversity of perspectives,  including: established social ventures with a proven track record, funding organizations that support innovative social entrepreneurs, as well as up and coming initiatives from UC Berkeley students.
Find out about funding opportunities,  methodologies and support for social enterprises in science & technology.
Learn from success stories of student-initiated social enterprises in science and technology.


Teju Ravilochan, co-founder of the Unreasonable Institute - http://unreasonableinstitute.org/
Tessa Finlev, Institute for the Future - http://www.iftf.org/
Evan Steiner – Hub Bay Area - http://bayarea.the-hub.net
John Danner, Professor in The Haas School of Business - http://ischool.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/johndanner
Dr. Hal Aronson, co-founder of WE CARE Solar - http://wecaresolar.com/
Gautham Venugopalan, President of Future Scientist - http://www.futurescientist.org/