It is full-summer and mango season in Bangalore with room temperatures reaching the 30s, and we are enjoying the India-Indonesia Residency and BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD meet up at (Art)ScienceBLR. Iyok, Dholy from Lifepatch and Nopel who works on the Lajur 14 project have arrived, joining Sachiko who had arrived in time for the sensors, probes and detectors course.
It has not yet been a week, but we have visited some markets, looking for materials, electronic and for the kitchen lab of Dholy, who has already started kombucha cultures. Food-sampling is definitely on the agenda. We tried circular chromatographies of soil and sediment sample collection at (Art)ScienceBLR. We had a chance to catch up on the projects here in Bangalore, and cocomake7 audio boot loader, the cocomake7 kit, and in the meanwhile, we built a 8 bit mix tape neo.
We also visited the NCBS campus meeting scientists and learning about research from gene regulation, emergent behaviours, to fly VR set ups (see more on biodesign.cc website).
We are on our way to preparing for a big open house and second workshop – planning at least one concert, field trips… more coming soon.