I wanted to give a shout to this amazingly cool open-source robot that Nikhil Lal just demoed for me at MIT. It’s a multitool that is capable of a super broad range of tasks including PCB milling and FDM extruding, but also nanodroplet dispensing!
Can’t wait for the proliferation of low-cost general-purpose hardware for biology! We’re certainly entering the age of the hacker biologist…
Downsizing robots (and sample size) would have huge advantages and doesn’t seem to have any obvious insurmountable barriers
The quick change tool head is awesome.