The Bixels Bio-Pixel Display and DNA Computer Lets You Experiment with DNA

 - Dec 1, 2017
References: kickstarter & fastcodesign
This bio-pixel display enables anybody to design with DNA. Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Bixels by Cell-Free Technology is an 8x8 DNA bio-display in the first DNA programmed bio-computer in the world. The prototyping tool teaches you how to work with biomaterials and try out biodesign. This project from MIT Media Lab alum and designer Helene Steiner "meets at a junction between computers, machines and organic biological materials" and aims to make biodesign more accessible.

The bio-pixel display and basic DNA computer help you make your own biological experiments and create using fluorescent proteins. Bixels takes a multidisciplinary STEM approach by combining aspects of biology, coding, creativity and electronics. The kit has a DIY element to it as well, involving cardboard housing, assembling an electric circuit and optical filters.