January 25, 2013

DIY BioPrinter system

 A new wave of creativity is upon is with the advent of bioprinting - printing with biological materials. It might be a bit early to consider whipping up a new kidney on a 3D printer, however Patrik on Instructables has run through a detailed explanation of creating a simple bioprinter using parts harvested from inkjet printers and CDROM drives. Using an Arduino and a project from kickstarter they can now print all sorts of things such as food dyes, invisible ink or even bacteria. In the following video Patrik gives us a quick explanation:

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