Navigation Links
Glowing Plant Releases Maker Kit, Enabling Anyone to Make a Glowing Plant at Home

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

The maker community is a contemporary group of do-it-yourselfers who encourage all types of inventions. They focus on learning practical skills while applying them creatively and we’re now noticing this community gravitate toward bringing their ideas to life via crowdfunding. A subgroup within that community, the DIY Biology Movement, works on making projects using biology. Glowing Plant has worked for months on sequencing the DNA of plants to make them glow with bioluminescence genes, and has now pursued crowdfunding to raise the funds necessary to print the DNA and transform it into the target plant.

The Glowing Plant team is bringing their knowledge of applied science and genetics to the masses, and has developed a Maker Kit that allows anyone to make their own glowing plant at home. They showed off the Maker Kit at Bay Area’s Maker Faire last weekend with other like-minded makers and DIYers. The Maker Kit can be found on Glowing Plant’s Kickstarter page, and includes a copy of the Glowing Plant book, a full set of instructions and all the ingredients needed to transform a plant at home.

Within just three days of Glowing Plants’ six week crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the project had reached its funding goal of $65,000. But Glowing Plants’ success did not end there; just a couple weeks later, the campaign had raised $300,000 and is currently sitting at almost $400,000 with just over two weeks remaining in the campaign.

“We’ve been so thankful that the Kickstarter community has been so supportive of our project and we’re constantly thinking of ways to show them our appreciation,” says Antony Evans, Co-Founder of the Glowing Plant Kickstarter project. “Because we reached our goal so quickly, everyone who supported our campaign at the $40 reward level and up will receive seeds to grow their very own glowing plants. Additionally, we’ve set a stretch goal at $400,000 and when it’s reached, my team and I will create glowing rose plants to all backers who have pledged at the $150 reward level and up.”

That’s not all Evans has planned for his campaign. He’s just introduced a new reward, rootcupPLANTER, which is perfect for growing the glowing plant seeds. In exchange for supporting Evans’ project, he and his team are offering awesome rewards such as stickers, t-shirts, seeds to grow glowing plants, actual glowing plants, vases, photo books, do-it-yourself maker kits, vials of personally coded DNA, and much more.

To learn more about Glowing Plant, visit or find them on Facebook and Twitter @GlowingPlant. The project’s crowdfunding campaign will end on Friday, June 7 at 1:00am EST, so be sure to place all orders before then.

About Glowing Plant

Glowing Plant is a new team of Stanford-trained PhDs who are working towards creating sustainable light by creating plants that glow in the dark. Using Genome Compiler, printing DNA and transforming the DNA into the target plant, the team behind Glowing Plant is going to change the science behind lighting forever right in their Glowing Plant lab in California. To learn more about Glowing Plant, visit, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter @GlowingPlant.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. New Science Fiction Novel Paints Terrifying Picture of Dystopian Future: Young Author Receives Glowing Reviews
2. Implanted neurons, grown in the lab, take charge of brain circuitry
3. Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation
4. MU researchers identify key plant immune response in fight against bacteria
5. Stem Cells: Worldwide Markets for Transplantation, Cord Blood Banking and Drug Development
6. Life Technologies Plant in Austin, Texas Named One of IndustryWeeks Top Ten Best Plants for 2011
7. Chimerix Antiviral Compound, CMX001, Meets CMV Phase 2 Primary Endpoint in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
8. First successful human results achieved: Implantable wireless microchip drug delivery device
9. Machine Preservation Significantly Improves Kidney Transplant Survival Over 3 Years Compared to Traditional box of ice
10. Gut Microbiota Transplantation may Prevent Development of Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease
11. Butamax™ and Fagen Announce Collaboration to Retrofit Ethanol Plants for Biobutanol Production
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD ) ... the following conference, and invited investors to participate via ...      Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11.00 a.m. Eastern ...      Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11.00 a.m. Eastern ... New York, NY      Tuesday, December 1, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... But unless it is bound to proteins, copper is also toxic to cells. ... at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will conduct a systematic study of copper in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  Clintrax Global, Inc., a worldwide provider of clinical research ... announced that the company has set a new quarterly earnings record ... quarter growth posted for Q3 of 2014 to Q3 of 2015. ... Mexico , with the establishment of an Asia-Pacific ... United Kingdom and Mexico ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... The Academy of ... Interest Group (SIG), MultiGP, also known as Multirotor Grand Prix, to represent the First–Person ... few years. Many AMA members have embraced this type of racing and several new ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/27/2015)... -- Munich, Germany , October ... automatically maps data from mobile eye tracking videos created ... that they can be quantitatively analyzed with SMI,s analysis ... , October 28-29, 2015. SMI,s Automated Semantic Gaze ... tracking videos created with SMI,s Eye Tracking Glasses ...
(Date:10/26/2015)...  Delta ID Inc., a company focused on bringing ... devices, announced its ActiveIRIS® technology powers the iris recognition ... by NTT DOCOMO, INC in Japan ... to include iris recognition technology, after a very successful ... May 2015, world,s first smartphone to have this capability. ...
(Date:10/22/2015)... SYNA ), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today reported ... --> --> Net revenue for ... comparable quarter last year to $470.0 million. Net income for the ... diluted share. --> --> ... 39 percent over the prior year period to $56.9 million, or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):