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This is why you should be using Design Thinking 

The inspiration for this post comes from two things happening this year for me.

  1. I am still in the Project Officer position running major projects across our college and teaching one class only this year  (Year 11 Design and Technology).
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Scattering test

The prototype aims to quantify the amount of Arsenic using eGFP. We are using spectruino to quantify how much light scattering influences the detection of green fluorescence. 515 more words

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Printed circuit for the Music Box

In order to finalize our prototype and our project, we decided to solder the components of the Music box on a printed circuit.

Here is the scheme of the circuit: 317 more words

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Music Box prototype

The idea behind this circuit was to model the detection of the fluorescence emitted by the bacteria: if we apply an intense source of light directly to the light-to-frequency converter (which is the same than the one used in the prototype), it models a great intensity of green fluorescence (and thus supposedly a large concentration of Arsenic in the sample). 463 more words

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3D printing of the whole double cap

After having printed the connector part of the double cap, the new goal was to print the whole double cap in a single piece.

It presents a major technical problem : how to reproduce the screw pitch precisely enough so that it can match the screw pitch of the vial? 495 more words

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First 3D printing of the double cap

The first step to improve the prototype of the double cap was to define the optimal proportion of the double cap connector. To recall, the connector function is to pierce an aluminum seal to allow the flow of the bioreporter into the water sample, after having started to screw the two vials together. 321 more words

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Cell lysis protocol

We are interested in the influence of light scattering of bacteria in the arsenic detection. In order to test that we had to purify the GFP from bacterias. 449 more words

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