A hackathon is when a group of developers get together and "hack" of some problem. Biology is becoming more and more accessible and we want to help support an opensource developer community. This event will be focused on hardware/software solutions for making the lives of biologists easier.
About 10ish people gather at OpenCell. Event starts Saturday 14th Sept 10am and runs until 10pm and after we go for some beers at the local. If you are from hardware/software background, interested in biotech, then this could be for you. Cool ideas will be exhibited at the London Design Festival (http://opencell.bio/ldf). We love opensource tech and want to build the (bio)developer community. Some ideas for this event: DIY Incubator, Open Source Plate Reader, Teardown and rebuild of a spectrophotometer, DIY microscopy and/or teardown, Raman microscopy, Communications with lab equipment via RS232, Augmented Reality interations.