Project Log # 3 "progress"

A project log for Home Biology Lab

A diy bio lab for mammalian cell culture, genetic engineering, and whatever creations cross my mind

saporanoSapoRano 07/17/2023 at 21:280 Comments

I've been working on the garage (it's a big garage) and clearing it out to make space for the lab. My dad's a hoarder which for me is a good and bad thing because it gives more stuff to sell, but it gives more trash to deal with. He's been trying to clear it out for some time and was happy I took the initiative. He also said that I could have all the money from selling the literal Thousands of dollars of equipment that was in the garage and basement, so long as I dealt with it and took away the headache. so yay?

While clearing the garage I've also been looking for tools, parts, and equipment I could use I found an air compressor if anyone has any idea of what I could do with that. I also lucked out big and found a brand new looking fridge. I think it was meant for drinks and soda cans and it has a glass door, but the racks are removable and the temperature adjustable so it's a great place for me to store my media and reagents. I also found a fan (It kinda looks like this) 

I think it's meant for drying paint, it's extremely dirty. But it is compact with decent airflow so I might tear it apart clean and bleach the living crap out of it and use the fan for the Biosafety cabinet.

I'm also thinking about just making a positive pressure room instead of a Biosafety cabinet I'm looking into the pros and cons of each and i'll see what i come up with after a little bit of research.

I've been looking into what I could use this lab for and found some inspo. I think it would be really cool if I could mineralize osteoblasts and Heart muscles and make a little fish that could rhythmically move around in media, sounds pretty cool but I 100% got the idea from the thought emporium I gotta admit. But it really doesn't seem that hard in essence it's just a mini pacemaker to drive the muscles and something rigid you could grow them on (like a bone). I think if you grew them in a 2 step process where you grow bone cells on a structure and then mineralize them, after which you grow the muscle cells on another graft and put the 2 pieces together. But the media for each of the cells is specialized so i'm not sure how you could work around that, I'm not too worried that's future me's problem.

That's it for now I'll be back soon enough.