Today, on his birthday, back in 2013, @ryanfobel made the first commit to publish the DropBot an opensource platform for lab automation. The same year he presented the project on the OpenHardware Summit. With his brave act Ryan initiated the open development of this fascinating technology and inspired people around the world to work together and share code and hardware. I first got to meet Ryan in person on the first GOSH gathering in 2016 in Geneva. We have since become friends and share the passion on working, alongside big players (Current commercialization status of electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) digital microfluidics - Lab on a Chip (RSC Publishing)) in our open science hardware companies Sci-Bots (https://sci-bots.com/) and GaudiLabs (OpenDrop – Desktop Digital Biology Laboratory) to make droplets move.
Happy birthday, Ryan.