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Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering, biodesign, agar art
Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Practice Genetic engineering, biotechnology, gene-editing, biohacking, board and microbiology  hands-on with this made-for-beginners STEM laboratory equipment , the Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
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Amino Labs' DNA Playground minilab, a biohacker lab, DIY bio lab, laboratory equipment for glowing bacteria, e.coli bacteria, STEM science project, home lab, biotechnology lab, home science lab, school science lab, biohacking lab, iGEM, DIY biology, bacterial transformation lab, genetic engineering
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DNA Playground™ - Beginner Minilab

Start the journey into DNA programming and biotechnology with the intuitive laboratory equipment that helps you genetically 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, STEM enthusiasts, makers, DIY-ers, and responsible biohackers. Use the DNA Playground™ during the Amino Labs Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero journey! The DNA Playground 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 set-up and clean-up time from an hour+ to a few minutes. Get rid of messy ice and water! 

DNA Playground is a new kind of lab equipment that is specially designed for those just learning about biotechnology, molecular biology, and genetic engineering (a.k.a synthetic biology). The DNA Playground enables fun and engaging genetic engineering experiments and includes a “cold station”, which, eliminates the need to source ice and ice buckets; a hot station, which, removes the need for a hot water bath and a thermometer; and a petri dish incubator that can hold up to eight Petri dishes (6 cm) for incubating your cells.

The 3-in-1 nature of the DNA Playground highly simplifies getting the equipment for doing these fun and engaging exercises. It also reduces the cost compared to buying traditional lab equipment and lowers the set-up and clean-up time. Moreover, these units take only seconds to turn off, unplug, and store away in a cupboard for next time - this means you do not need a dedicated lab set up.

 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 is 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 bath
  • Thermometer
  • Incubator
  • Timer

There are two different versions of the DNA Playground: Home & Large (choose in the drop-down menu)

  • The DNA Playground Home: Enables one individual/group to complete one Amino Labs experiment at a time. This smaller unit is compatible with all Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero exercises, with the exception of the RGB Kit in Chapter 7.

 

  • DNA Playground Large: Enables up to four individuals/groups to do up to four Amino Labs experiments at a time. The DNA Playground large is typically used in the classroom environment; however, if you're an at home-learner, a DNA Playground Large will allow you more flexibility in the future if you choose to start doing your own experiments! The DNA Playground Large is compatible with all Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero exercises.
  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
Tri-color LED (Red Green Blue) No Yes

 

 

In the classroom, the DNA Playground empowers and engages students as the students can control and monitor the temperature stations via the touchscreen. These minilabs are unlike any other genetic engineering equipment out there - they are designed for students that have no prior knowledge of using traditional biotechnology equipment!

To maximize fun and success, we recommend you opt for one or more DNA Playground Large. Each DNA Playground Large can cater to up to four groups of students. Depending on your desired student group sizes, you'll typically use between one and eight DNA Playground Large. The DNA Playground also reduces set up and clean up time by up to an hour and results in much less mess. 

Moreover, because these small units take only seconds to turn off and unplug theyr can easily be store away in a cupboard until next time - this means you do not need to set up and maintain a dedicated laboratory space or classroom to run cutting edge genetic engineering activities.

Lastly, because DNA Playgrounds are small and contained units, we've learned that many teachers also send DNA Playground units home with students to complete extra activities at home - how exciting! 

Ships in 1-5 working days. DNA Playground colors may vary. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can make it happen for you! ☺︎  

 Order before December 15th for timely holiday deliveries!

Overview

Start the journey into DNA programming and biotechnology with the intuitive laboratory equipment that helps you genetically 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, STEM enthusiasts, makers, DIY-ers, and responsible biohackers. Use the DNA Playground™ during the Amino Labs Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero journey! The DNA Playground 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 set-up and clean-up time from an hour+ to a few minutes. Get rid of messy ice and water! 

DNA Playground is a new kind of lab equipment that is specially designed for those just learning about biotechnology, molecular biology, and genetic engineering (a.k.a synthetic biology). The DNA Playground enables fun and engaging genetic engineering experiments and includes a “cold station”, which, eliminates the need to source ice and ice buckets; a hot station, which, removes the need for a hot water bath and a thermometer; and a petri dish incubator that can hold up to eight Petri dishes (6 cm) for incubating your cells.

The 3-in-1 nature of the DNA Playground highly simplifies getting the equipment for doing these fun and engaging exercises. It also reduces the cost compared to buying traditional lab equipment and lowers the set-up and clean-up time. Moreover, these units take only seconds to turn off, unplug, and store away in a cupboard for next time - this means you do not need a dedicated lab set up.

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 is 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 bath
  • Thermometer
  • Incubator
  • Timer

There are two different versions of the DNA Playground: Home & Large (choose in the drop-down menu)

  • The DNA Playground Home: Enables one individual/group to complete one Amino Labs experiment at a time. This smaller unit is compatible with all Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero exercises, with the exception of the RGB Kit in Chapter 7.

 

  • DNA Playground Large: Enables up to four individuals/groups to do up to four Amino Labs experiments at a time. The DNA Playground large is typically used in the classroom environment; however, if you're an at home-learner, a DNA Playground Large will allow you more flexibility in the future if you choose to start doing your own experiments! The DNA Playground Large is compatible with all Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero exercises.

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
Tri-color LED (Red Green Blue) No Yes

 

 

In the classroom

In the classroom, the DNA Playground empowers and engages students as the students can control and monitor the temperature stations via the touchscreen. These minilabs are unlike any other genetic engineering equipment out there - they are designed for students that have no prior knowledge of using traditional biotechnology equipment!

To maximize fun and success, we recommend you opt for one or more DNA Playground Large. Each DNA Playground Large can cater to up to four groups of students. Depending on your desired student group sizes, you'll typically use between one and eight DNA Playground Large. The DNA Playground also reduces set up and clean up time by up to an hour and results in much less mess. 

Moreover, because these small units take only seconds to turn off and unplug theyr can easily be store away in a cupboard until next time - this means you do not need to set up and maintain a dedicated laboratory space or classroom to run cutting edge genetic engineering activities.

Lastly, because DNA Playgrounds are small and contained units, we've learned that many teachers also send DNA Playground units home with students to complete extra activities at home - how exciting! 

Resources

Shipping Times

Ships in 1-5 working days. DNA Playground colors may vary. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can make it happen for you! ☺︎  

 Order before December 15th for timely holiday deliveries!

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