How do I use an Engineer-it Kit without Amino Labs Hardware
Can I do these kits at home?
You can do the Engineer-it Kit without Amino Labs equipment. You'll need to get:
- Ice Bucket / Ice
- Warm water bath
- can be done in large bowl and manually set water temperature
- used to transform the cells during the heat shock step
- used to monitor the temperature of the waterbath
- used to incubate cells during the transformation as well as to incubate the plates of bacteria.
- should hold temperatures of 37 C
- egg incubators from China are becoming a popular solution
In North America, yes! Our kits are Biosafety Level 1 / Risk Group 1 which means they do not require special containment in North America. In Europe, however, there are different containment laws by country. Please check with your local authorities or find a local DIYBio space. (You can start by looking here : https://diybio.org/local/)