"A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING...EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GROW AND TINKER WITH A MICROORGANISM"Wired Magazine
"A GREAT SYNTHESIS OF THE OVERALL STRATEGY OF LEARNING-BY-DOING WITH MIT'S HISTORIC STRENGTHS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY"MIT ADMISSIONS
"The instructions made the experiment really easy to understand. ... I was so intrigued"STUDENT, grade 6, Acera School
ALL-IN-ONE KITS COME WITH SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, AND ingredients NEEDED TO DO GENETIC ENGINEERING SIMPLY AND SAFELY
PREPARE WITH THE FREE VIRTUAL BIOENGINEER™
Thousands of students and at-home learners have used the Virtual Bioengineer™ to learn and practice genetic engineering prior to hands-on experiments. Free, quick, and at the end of the journey, students receive a certificate they can print and proudly display on the fridge.
Grab your laptop and try it now - can be done in 10-20 minutes
ENGINEER AND GROW MICROORGANISMS USING THE DNA PLAYGROUND™ or Bioproduction Lab™
Fits on your desktop! The DNA Playground and Bioproduction Lab are the first biology lab equipment designed and built for students and at-home learners aged 12 and up. Lab equipment is no longer large, expensive, or complex.
ENGINEER-IT KITS™ ARE ALL OF THE "WET" INGREDIENTS NEEDED
Engineer-it Kits are designed for students, makers, and teachers and include all the "wetware" ingredients needed to do hands-on genetic engineering!
No need for pipets, tips, or tubes - everything you need is included in the kits.
You can do an Engineer-it kit without a DNA Playground, but a DNA Playground makes it more fun and simple!
Do the "Hello, world" of biology in a weekend: Engineer bacteria to make colour, and see the world differently.
DNA Playground™ Starter Set—Customizable!
- What's included
- Equipment Features
- Tech Specs
- Experiment Kit Features
- Ressources & Instructions
Start the journey into genetic engineering with the intuitive equipment and kits that helps you engineer and grow bacteria like a professional. This starter set has everything needed to do hands-on genetic engineering : make bacteria create pigments!
The DNA playground starter set enables you to insert DNA programs into bacteria efficiently and without a mess. For teachers, students, and makers. The DNA Playground works with the Engineer-it Kit so that you can engineer bacteria to create colours, dyes, and more. It can be used at home or by educators in schools as a personal and engaging alternative to traditionally large, expensive, and complex lab equipment. DNA Playgrounds reduce genetic engineering class set-up and clean-up time from an hour+ to a few minutes. Get rid of messy ice and water!
- (1) DNA Playground: the easy-to-use biolab for engineering and growing microorganisms. The DNA Playground can be purchased with or without WiFi capabily to give you access to our upcoming online data viewer : see what is happening on your Playground from afar, save experiment data and share results.
- (1) Engineer-it Kit : all the ingredients needed to create an engineered organisms. Engineer-it Kits come in Individuals or Group kits giving you 2 tries or 16 tries at Engineering the same DNA program into cell.
- Instructions : a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and the online simulation experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals and guide you along the way.
|Self-contained system : No need to source and buy heated water baths, ice buckets and ice, incubator and thermometers. The DNA Playground is a playful collection of all the equipment you need to engineer and grow cells in petri dishes.|
|Compact : Easily perform bacterial transformations from the comfort of your desk.|
|Connected: DNA Playground has the option of being connected to the internet so you can monitor experiments while away.|
|Modular: DNA Playground is built knowing that students will want to try more advanced projects, like Bioproduction. In 2017, Brewer Station module will become available which simply plugs into DNA Playground and allows for Bioproduction.|
|Complements the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-7& HS-LS1-1, HS-LS1-6, HS-LS3-1|
|Each DNA Playground can do up to 4 simultaneous transformations.|
The DNA Playground replaces the need for:
- Ice/Ice buckets
- Hot water bath
If you're an educator familiar with genetic engineer experiments, the DNA Playgrounds will empowered and engaged your students as they control and monitor the temperature stations via the touchscreen. If you're an educator who has never done genetic engineering before, these kits are designed for you. All you have to do is try, and you'll be pleasantly surprised with your life science skills!
Ships in 2-10 working days. DNA Playground colours may vary. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us prior to, or with your order # so that we can make it happen for you! ☺︎
Dimensions 12 x 4 x 8 in
Weight: 1.4 Kg
Voltage: 110-250 V
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Average power: 100 W
Peak power: 750 W
Temperature: 16 - 25 C
Humidity: 20 - 90 %
Altitude: 3,000 m
Network wifi: 802.11n (optional)
Touchscreen: 4.3 inch, capacitive
Tube Heating/Cooling Stations
Tube Cooling Station: 1 - 5 C
Tube Heating Station: 37/42 C
Temperature sensors (4):
Cold Tube Station (1), +/- 0.1 C @ 1 C
Heat shock station (1), +/- 0.1 C @ 42 C
|Engineer-it kits are a general experience that can be used as a hands-on activity to complement various modules from middle school, to high school. They allow for scaffolded learning and Engineer-it Kits are also used in technical colleges and universities.|
|Self-contained kit : No need to source and buy reagents, chemicals and consumables. The Engineer-it kit is a convenient collection of all that is needed to engineer and grow cells in petri dishes.|
|All reagents tubes are color-coded for ease of use and include illustrated, simple procedure.|
2 convenient formats:
Individual kit - 2 transformation tries, can be done by 1-2 people.
Group kit - 16 transformation tries with 1 shared DNA program - can be done individually or in groups of 2.
Choose from one of 10 pigments :
Blue, Blueberry Blue, Violet, Orange, Teal, Purple
Fluorescent: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Raspberry Red
|All Engineer-it Kits are Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1), meaning they do not require any special containment in North America (you can do it at home, school, etc.). If you are outside of North America, some regulations may apply, please check with your local public health office.|
|Complements the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS1-8, HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5|
see What our customers say
It worked like a charm. Clever design, very user-friendly! My 15-year-old son has done 2 separate gene-editing experiments, both with great results!
No more separate little heating and then looking for ice and then for very small experiments the culturing can be done one or two petri dishes at a time. Great design and I am very happy I purchased it. Julie has her finger on the pulse of small lab requirements
DNA Playground™ Starter Set—Customizable!
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