Facilities – Dinalab

This year dinacon will coincide with the grand opening of the new Digital Naturalism Laboratories (dinalab) facility! Kitty and Andy just started setting it up in February, and it will only get more and more awesome! This will be a key space for dinasaurs to develop creative projects together!

This is a 235 square meter building located right in Gamboa, Panama. There’s a jungley backyard complete with Agouti research assistants:

There is housing for 6 people, a large kitchen, 3 refrigerators, and two bathrooms. There is fiber optic internet (75MBps), which is an amazing luxury in this remote town, along with electricity, gas, and drinkable tap water.

Corner of #dinalab – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

There is an electronics workshop on the first floor that currently has:

  • 3D printer (Prusa Mk3)
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Soldering Stations
  • Robotic Arms (Uarm Swift Pro x2)
  • hundreds of assorted components, sensors, and microcontrollers

The lower level also features a garage workshop with larger wood, and metal working tools. Next to the garage shop is a Utility room with industrial sinks and washer and dryer.

dinalab garage #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

The upper floor has bedrooms for visiting residents, and a large gallery space / modular workshop area. There is also a lovely screened in back porch for birdwatching, dining, yoga/working out, or movie watching.

Living Room Behind Staircase – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
#dinalab porch – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

We have one jungle truck available as well for accessing nearby features, and moving large objects or groups of people. It’s a Ford Ranger, 4×4 Turbo.

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The building is in the heart of Gamboa and walking distance to all of the key attractions like:

  • The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • The boat docks to BCI
  • Pipeline Road (the gold standard jungle birding site i the world!)
  • The Chagres River
  • The Panama Canal
  • The Gamboa Rainforest Resort (Beautiful jungle hotel+restaurant)
Street Outside Dinalab #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA