Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone at OpenTrons!

The OT-One is a useful tool for many things in the lab, but when we learned that one of our friends in the UK was using his OT-One to enter a holiday photo contest, we had to get in on the action.

The idea was to draw festive pictures on 96-well plates using only liquid transfers on the OT-One. After we sent protocols back and forth a few times, we're pretty pleased with the results:

Dreidel

Hanukkah Protocol:

A dreidel with the “nun” symbol. When you roll this, you get nothing, but if you can make it on an OT-One, you’re a winner!

Christmas Tree

Christmas Protocol:

A cute tree with an assortment of lights and ornaments, as well as a red stand for the trunk. (Although here’s a link for making the perfect brown food coloring.)

The best part — you can run these protocols yourself! Just go to Mix.Bio and download them there.

Christmas tree protocol

All you'll need are food coloring, water, and a 96-well plate.

Pro tip: A little food coloring goes a looong way. Also, if you don’t want to walk around with dye on your hands for a week, you might want to wear gloves.

Special thanks to Lewis from Isomerase for the idea, and for working with us!

Happy New Year!