Wow! Thank you for your overwhelming interest in OpenPCR -- together we reached $6,000 in 10 days! We're really happy that there's such an interest in making this happen :)
Josh and I are so inspired by all your comments, questions, and stories! We've talked with teachers who want to use PCR in their classrooms who wouldn't be able to otherwise, entrepreneurs who want to start biotech businesses in their garages with OpenPCR, Makers who want to explore DNA, and software engineers who say "*finally*, biotech talks with computer tech!". With your support we'll knock the OpenPCR project out of the park!
Now that we're past our minimum funding goal, we'll be using further funds to make this even better. We're looking at ways to make the heated lid more sturdy and effective, adding Wi-Fi and a REST control interface, and using more integration to reduce the component cost further.
Of course, early access lets you get the inside scoop on the OpenPCR design, and signing up for a kit is the best way to get an OpenPCR machine in your hands, so please continue to sign up for those rewards.
Let's kick start the biotech revolution!
Thank you all so much,
Tito and Josh
pledged of $6,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 8, 2010 - Jul 23, 2010
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Sponsor OpenPCR! We'll add you to the Sponsors list on our website (openpcr.org)
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OpenPCR stickers -- "I kickstarted OpenPCR!"
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A DNA origami model printed on colorful card stock - Plus stickers!
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Early bird access -- get behind the scenes months before anyone else, with access to photos, design documents, and software for the OpenPCR project. (All supporters above this level get early access as well)
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Your name laser etched on the whole first round of OpenPCR kits!
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A beautiful photo of "TV Ant Farm" by bioartist Marnia Johnston: http://tinyurl.com/marnia-bioart (Plus, your name etched on the whole first round of OpenPCR kits - all supporters above this level receive this as well)
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Your choice of 3D printed Radiolarian Protozoan -- http://bit.ly/doI1VO (4 inch diameter!!) or a 3D printed E. Coli model with flagella! -- http://bit.ly/9Ec5Dp (1 foot long!!)
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OpenPCR Kit - ALL the parts to build your own OpenPCR machine. We can send the kit to you or donate it to a needy researcher in your name!
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A beautiful DNA Lego model design by Dr. Dawei Lin, inscribed with you name and "I funded OpenPCR". Image: http://tinyurl.com/dawei-dna-openpcr
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OpenPCR Founder: We build an OpenPCR with an image of your choosing etched onto the side -- for you or to be donated to a needy researcher in your name!