DNA Playground Features

The DNA Playground™ is a playful collection of all the equipment you need to engineer and grow cells in Petri dishes.

This means you can easily perform bacteria transformation and genetic engineering experiments from the comfort of your desk. With all-in-one heating and cooling, touch controls, and sensors, the DNA Playground saves 1-2 hours of setup/cleanup time each time you use it!

The DNA Playground replaces the need for:
• Ice/Ice buckets
• Hot water baths
• Thermometers
• Incubators
• Timers

 

Tech Specs
  DNA Playground Home DNA Playground Large
General
Dimensions 13 x 6 x 5 in 13 x 7 x 5 in
Weight 5.75 lbs 7.75 lbs
Power
Voltage 110-225 V 110-225 V
Operating environment
Temperature 18-25 ºC 18-25 ºC
Humidity 20-45% 20-45%
Altitude 3,000 m 3,000 m 
Controls
Touchscreen Full color, 4.3 inches, capacitive Full color, 4.3 inches, capacitive
On-screen timer Yes Yes
On-screen sensor data Yes Yes
Cold Station
Temperature range 2-4 ºC & 16 ºC 2-4 ºC & 16 ºC
Suitable for 4x (0.5 mL - 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes) 4x (0.5 mL - 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes)
Real-time sensor +/- 0.1 ºC @ 1 ºC +/- 0.1 ºC @ 1 ºC
Hot Station
Temperature range 30 ºC, 37 ºC & 42 ºC 30 ºC, 37 ºC & 42 ºC
Suitable for 4x (0.5 mL - 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes) 4x (0.5 mL - 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes)
Real-time sensor +/- 0.1 ºC @ 42 ºC +/- 0.1 ºC @ 42 ºC
Incubator
Temperature range 30 ºC, 37 ºC & 42 ºC 30 ºC, 37 ºC & 42 ºC
Suitable for 2x (6cm petri dishes) 8x (6cm petri dishes) or 2x (10cm petri dishes)

Real-time sensor +/- 0.5 ºC @ 37 ºC +/- 0.5 ºC @ 37 ºC
Incubator door lock Yes Yes

Tri-color LED (Red Green Blue)

No Yes