The Chromochord: A Protein Nanotechnology Based Bioelectronic Musical Instrument

$4,951USD
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$20,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 4, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Bioelectronics Logo Sticker

    We will send you a couple 2"x3.5" sticker containing our Bioelectronics logo see image in the main text. The image contains our custom colorized version of the first structure of DNA published by Watson and Crick and the electrical engineering symbol for an LED.

    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    2 out of 1000 claimed

  • $15USD
    Chromochord Music

    You will receive digital access to a collection of songs made by the award winning composer Francisco Castillo Trigueros played by The Chromochord.

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    6 out of 1000 claimed

  • $25USD
    Bioelectronics T-shirt

    Check out the t-shirt in main text using our Bioelectronics logo. The image contains our custom colorized version of the first structure of DNA published by Watson and Crick and the electrical engineering symbol for an LED.

    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    4 out of 1000 claimed

  • $30USD
    LOV2 Protein

    We will send you dried LOV2 protein that can be reconstituted in water. The sample will be ~100 micromolar in concentration at 5mL. Use it as paint, as a blue light sensor, to build your own Chromochord or to impress your friends. We will also send you the biophysical properties determined for your particular engineered version and a 3D computer model with instructions on how to visualize it and print a picture.

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    0 out of 100 claimed

  • $100USD
    Beginner's Protein Engineering

    This is a Beginner's Guide to Protein Engineering. We will send you LOV2 DNA, LOV2 protein and a book containing tutorials and methods and where to find the necessary materials to engineer your own LOV2 protein. Topics of discussion include: physical-chemistry of proteins, protein visualization, protein simulation, DNA mutagenesis and cloning, protein expression in bacteria and protein purification.

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    4 out of 100 claimed

  • $250USD
    Custom Engineered LOV2 Protein

    EARLY BIRD: We will communicate with you teach you about protein engineering and protein structure visualization. So you can choose a custom light activated protein that we will create and study for you and Science! And then send to you. See Project Overview for a more detailed description.

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Chromochord

    EARLY BIRD: We will build you your own custom Chromochord, send you LOV2 protein to use it and all the software and troubleshooting you need to have it up and running. See Main Text for more details.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $700USD
    Chromochord and Custom Protein

    EALRY BIRD: Not only will you receive your own Chromochord but we will also help you design and engineer your own custom LOV2 protein so you have a completely one of a kind Bioelectronic musical instrument running on your own created protein nanotechnology!

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    1 out of 3 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Chromochord and Demo

    We will build you a Chromochord and fly it out to you anywhere in the continental US give a presentation and demonstration for you or a group. Set it up for you and teach you how to use it.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 5 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    The Music Producer Package

    We will send you a Chromochord. Enough protein to last a year. Francisco will work with you to create a custom sound package designed for The Chromochord. Troubleshooting for a year.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Build A Bioelectronics Lab

    We will help you build your own Synthetic Biology lab any where in the Continental US. We will purchase all the equipment and supplies have it delivered to you and fly out to you to help you set it up and give a day long hands-on experience teaching you or a group about Synthetic Biology. See main text for a more detailed description.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 5 claimed

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