This is the OpenDrop v2, experimental platform for digital microfluidics / biology experiments / biohacking.
The goal is to make personal lab-automation accessible to more people, students, universities, and biohackers.
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OpenDrop v2 Features
- 2 x High Voltage driver Chip HV507
- 16×8 electrodes array, 2.75mm2 in size
- OLED display
- manual control through buttons / joystick (depending on hardware revision)
- Arduino as controller
- OpenDrop v2 (possibly slightly different models, due to fast-paced development)
- power supply unit
- microUSB cable
- silicon oil
What is digital microfluidics?
Using electro-wetting technology you can move droplets of your reagents digitally (using buttons). This is the key building block of digital microfluidics, allowing you to control the reaction sequence.
This design by Urs Gaudenz, of GaudiLabs is a low-cost alternative to the DropBot technology designed by the Wheeler Laboratory.
This research platform is intended for first steps and experiments with digital microfluidics, not commercial usage.
We are very interested in any feedback (support [at] pi3g.com) for future development of the platform.