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Portable Incubator for Paper Biosensor


Term:

Spring

Department:

MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Joe Paradiso

Faculty email:

joep@mit.edu

Apply by:

2/10/20

Contact:

devora@mit.edu

Project Description

The goal of this project will be to update an existing low-cost fluorescence reader for paper-based biosensor analysis. This will include developing increased resolution for fluorescence readers and adding incubation capabilities and control. This reader will be used for a paper-based water monitoring program for detection of microbial contamination. There is ongoing fieldwork for this project and opportunities to participate!

Pre-requisites

Experience with microcontrollers (Arduino/Adafruit Feather), Arduino IDE, and EAGLE is required, experience with peltier modules and data logging is preferred. Student should be interested in managing their own time.