To help future iGEM teams, we made a design guide for a novel hardware prototype.


As part of our contribution for future iGEM teams, we created a novel design for a low-cost PCR machine. On top of this, we developed a 14-page guide that ensures our design is open-source for future iGEM teams. We included a list of materials that can be purchased from an online vendor like Amazon. Our guide also describes the steps required to design a 3D printing file that houses electronic components and facilitates a thermocycler reaction. Lastly, we described how to wire the electronic components together to allow for power flow and controlled steps in the thermocycler process. Our design isn't perfect, but it represents a low-cost alternative to the expensive options currently on the market As described in our education page, we made active efforts to reach out online to share our guide to other researchers and iGEM teams.