Elliot Roth

Elliot Roth

Los Angeles, CA

Spira Algae Inc



Published on Jan 12, 2024

Intro to Lab Automation

As a trial run to begin testing out classes/events, we hosted our first workshop - intro to laboratory automation. We had about 20 people turnout to learn how to use robots.This should be a precurs...

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Published on Dec 02, 2023

Launch Party!

In the span of a month we: Found a location Signed a lease Moved in, cleaned, painted Collected lab equipment donations Created a community with 45+ members ...and last night we launched to the pub...

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Published on Aug 21, 2023

Pt 2: I lived on Algae for a Week + Didn't Die

(see full post here, as Experiment won't let me post with all the pictures)I'm not entirely a fan of this method of measuring ketones as I have to jab myself and bleed a drop on the detector. The b...

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Published on Aug 21, 2023

I Lived on an All Algae Diet for A Week and Didn't Die

It's been a month and I've been quietly testing out various aspects of going on an all algae diet as a means of generating data for an IRB (Institutional Review Board) as well as prototyping recipe...

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Published on May 09, 2023

Found the Gear, Moving, Presenting at BHTP + Analog Astronaut Conference

So I feel a bit sheepish... turns out that the algae ingredients were delivered to a neighbor. Luckily I got most everything back but my spirulina (shipped by the wonderful Dale Solomon from Oasia ...

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Published on Apr 24, 2023

Another Delay + IRB Questions

Sadly some of the packages I ordered got stolen off the front porch of the apartment I'm staying at. This means that with all my travel, I won't be able to do the diet effectively within the curren...

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Published on Apr 21, 2023

We Got the Green!

A giant thank you to the 43 backers who funded the experiment, shared it widely and reached out to offer feedback.I'm placing orders for different types of algae + testing measurement equipment cur...

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Published on Apr 17, 2023

Fully Funded + Stretch Goals!

We did it! Thank you to everyone who participated in helping make this experiment a reality.I'm really excited to be kicking off a week of testing on Earth Day + got a chance to go foraging for sea...

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Published on Apr 14, 2023

So Close!

A giant thanks to everyone who has supported me via donating so far. We're only $578 away from a fully funded experiment!A few experimental changes based on feedback that I received from both the c...

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