Portable Bacterial Testing kit

Idea:

Test for bacteria amounts and types in manhattan subway stations.  This would be accomplished with an all in one bacterial testing kit.   It would be similar to a backpack, but have an incubator built in.  Also there is a compartment to keep swabs, petri dishes, test tubes, and the various chemical solutions used to detect certain types of bacteria

 

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Inspirations:

Micro Q portable incubator:

http://www.microq.com/incubators/portable-incubator/index.php?gclid=CjwKEAjwkMWgBRCJ1L_wypbX0wkSJAC3Xio2UUI6K529M1Wzcl_RoNqrFBpLOOE6qjWEQ4PCXdYTVxoCzI7w_wcB

Home science tools bacteria experimentation kit:

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Rapid Pool Bacteria test kit: made for pools but can be applied to anything

 

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Future Steps: Would then create a visualization of the test results pertaining to each subway station.  For future fun i would also then like to experiment with training the bacteria to react to various stimuli.

For the training i was inspired by this video of bacteria building a pyramid:

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