DNA Playground™
DNA Playground™
DNA Playground™
DNA Playground™

DNA Playground™

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Start the journey into genetic engineering with the intuitive equipment that helps you engineer and grow bacteria like a professional.

The DNA playground 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, smells 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! 




The DNA Playground is an heating and cooling all-in-one unit with touch controls and sensors; it saves 2-4 hours of set up time.

The DNA Playground replaces the need for:

  • Ice/Ice buckets
  • Hot water bath
  • Thermometer
  • Incubator
  • Timer

Each station can cater to 4 students simultaneously. 

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! ☺︎ 

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. Several other modules are planned for later release.
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.


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!

Each station can cater to 4 students or groups of students simultaneously.

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

Operating environment
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


Wondering how it works?

Do the free Virtual Bioengineer simulation, or browse our friendly DNA Playground user manual.

If you're looking for the Bioproduction Lab, see our FAQ.