Will Canine (Opentrons) https://opentrons.com/
There are many areas where hardware interfaces with synthetic biology and biological construction. Here is a (non-exclusive) list of project area suggestions: Experiment Execution. Sensors. Microscopy. Liquid Handling. Complexity Management. Bioreactors. Bio-printing. Bio-Made Hardware.
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gaudilabs Generic lab equipment
The Macgyver Project
Open Discovery Institute (ODIN)
Farma: a home bioreactor
Design and build a piece of open hardware for biology.
I plan to build the DIY spectrophotometer by Open Science School & iGEM Paris Bettencourt
ANOTHER FUN HARDWARE PROJECT
CHEAP THERMOCYCLER by STACEY KUTZENOV!
Organ harvesting from a broken computer
Purchased a couple more simple parts from Amazon...
Maybe it's possible to make a PCR rice cooker??? Here is Yena and I hacking a cheap rice cooker: