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1. Principles and practices

This week I worked on defining my final project idea and started to getting used to the documentation process.

First sketch of the final project idea

What is?

This device is a UV/blue transilluminator with image capturer.

What it will do?

The UV/blue transilluminator works by emitting high levels of UV/blue light through the viewing surface. The key application for a UV/blue transilluminator is for the visualization of DNA and protein agarose and polyacrylamide gels after electrophoresis. Gels can be directly placed onto the UV/blue transilluminator; wavelength will vary on your particular application.

The UV/blue transilluminator has an image capture system, that is a webcam the takes pictures of your gel during the documentation process.

Who will use it?

A transilluminator is a standard piece of equipment used in biohacking laboratories for visualization of target DNAs and proteins.