Hey everyone, newcomer here. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this forum and the awesome minds that populate it, happy to be here (virtually)
Some background on me: I’m Nick, programmer (Big Data Engineer) by day, biohacker in my free time. But lately i’ve been working on a project, plasmiddleman.com, which will be a place where biohackers can buy and sell DNA, among other things.
My idea: I want to sell a full diy biology lab to people all in one place, using plans from the best open source solutions. Not for profit, just to help fill a desperate need in the community. There are so many plans out there for microscopes, centrifuges, pipettes, etc. but no kits, no tutorials, not much help when things go wrong during building, and I want to fill that need for customers so that they don’t get scared away by the amount of risk that currently comes with trying to build lab gear from open source projects. Now in my (sometimes naive) mind, the only issues in place are getting the permission of the creators. But, I know i’m probably wrong…
Anyways, what do you all think? What issues can I expect while bringing this idea to reality?
I really appreciate the feedback!