The OpenDrop V2 is controlled by an Arduino MICRO, a microcontroller board from the popular Arduino family. It can be easily reprogrammed using the standard Arduino integrated development environment (IDE). A first simple library has been developed to test and use the basic functionalities of the OpenDrop microfluidics platform.
Commands implemented so far:
To initialize a new drop (n) at position (x,y)
To move droplets from their current position to left, right, up or down:
To update the electrode array with the new positions:
This command will also represent the current position of the droplets on the integrated display for reference.
To read the current position of a drop in x or in y coordinates:
A first example “OpenDropObjectJoY” is provided that shows how to move droplets on the device manually using the joystick. This is quite handy for testing.