At the start of the Biohack Academy we assume you have taken care of the following:


  • Laptop computer running Linux, Mac OS X or Windows
    • A tablet will not do
  • Arduino UNO microcontroller + USB cable or a cheaper equivalent board such as Freeduino, Seeeduino or Sparkfun Redboard
  • For those building at home: soldering iron, multimeter, helping hand, solder and heat shrink iPrototype
  • M3 DIN84 or DIN933 (what ever you prefer) bolts and nuts DIN934 in several lengths, such as 10 mm, 20 mm and 30 mm



  • Register an account on the following website:


In case you wish to do experiments at home you will need to following equipment:

  • Fridge, freezer and stove
  • Pressure cooker (6 Liters or more)
  • Empty glass marmalade or vegetable jars
  • Pasteur Transfer Pipettes (disposible single use are fine), 15 mL volume pipettes (don’t forget the pipetting balloon) and micropipettes (Gilson, Pipetman or go for cheap Huawei via Alibaba)
  • A scale, 1 gram accuracy will do for most of the work. Perhaps also consider having a gold scale for smaller amounts eBay.
  • Labogaz 206
  • Lab coats