Just starting to plan for an upcoming Digital Biology gathering in Toronto, Canada for summer 2019. Details still coming together, but one thing I have secured is the donation of one of the (now discontinued) Mondrian systems + chips courtesy of the Wheeler lab at the University of Toronto, ready for a teardown. I figure this should get @gaudi excited
Another idea that has been percolating for a while is the community implementation of a full water testing workflow (i.e., sample to cloud) using the OpenDrop and DropBot. We plan to take spectroscopy readings using the the Hamamatsu Micro-spectrometer prototype that @bengtsjolen and I integrated with the OpenDrop last June in Lucerne. There’s still a lot of work to do tidying up this setup and making an analogous sensor “shield” for the DropBot.
I’ve also started a forum thread based on suggestions by @juanmagararc asking people to contribute different commercially available water test kits that we can hopefully implement on both platforms, and then upload test results to @gbathree’s http://our-sci.net platform.
I am super excited to see all of these projects coming together to solve a real world problem. If anyone has any other ideas, suggestions or wants to get involved, let us know in the comments!