We are super excited about being awarded the “New Project Track” funding from GOSH’s 2022 Collaborative Development Program! (Round 1). You can find our application here.
Meet our prototype robot! Demo videos available at the repo.
In this post we include the info and links to most relevant aspects of the project, and hope to encourage participation from the GOSH community
Our team for this phase of the project gathers skills on molecular biology, engineering and chemistry.
Its members are:
- Nicolás Méndez @naikymen,
- Gastón Corthey & Martin Gambarotta @gcorthey @mgamba (from TECSCI),
- CDP Phase 1: Felipe and Solomon.
- CDP Phase 2: TBD.
Open calls for new collaborations will be posted in this forum and social media, and will focus mainly on two hardware aspects:
- Design of the enclosure, usability improvements, and tool-changing implementation (budget item 1).
- Improve the driving software (budget item 2).
- Designing a set of OScH micropipettes.
- Writing an interoperability layer between our project and the OpenTrons software.
It will happen mainly on two GitLab repositoies under a common group:
- Group: pipettin-bot · GitLab
- Project files: pipettin-bot / Pipetting Bot · GitLab
- Project documentation: pipettin-bot / Pipetting Bot Documentation · GitLab
- Project logs, discussion and management:
- On the project’s issues: Issues · pipettin-bot / Pipetting Bot · GitLab
- On in this very thread
We are commited to produce:
- An open hardware pipetting robot, capable of toolchanging.
- Full project documentation on its assembly, how it works, and how it was designed.
- Open calls for collaboration.
Finish overall design:
- Implement tool-changing.
- Integrate turbidity measurements with the reGOSH colorimeter.
- Design enclosures, cable management, and tidyup its appearance.
- Cleanup software and write tests.
- Customization and design principles.
- Software documentation: usage and customization.
We are super interested in hearing your ideas, constructive criticism and whatnot.
We’ll post updates as soon as they are available!
Edit (2022/08): updates for phase 1 development were posted here.