BIG SCARY ROBOT TIME
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Some friends at a local university reached out to us recently and offered to let us rescue a robot from a junkyard fate. Not being in the business of turning down free robots, we quickly agreed. Three of us showed up on Monday in a Ford Escape. We left in a U-Haul.
This beast of a machine weighs in at 550lbs. It’s a Gilson Cyberlab C400 Automated Plate Preparation Workstation. We’re not exactly sure what that is, but we do know that it has a huge robotic gantry meant to move at high speed with accurate positioning. And it has neuroprobes. What are we going to do with it? Maybe it will be the next BarBot. Or a 3D Printer. Or maybe some sort of exercise machine. We’re not sure yet. Check the vids.
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For handling microtiter plates in biology/biochem
make a parts vending machine. put acrylic glass around it, add a coin slot, place parts on a tray, arm grabs them and puts to a hole in the tray, items falls down to customer. parts could be arduinos or snicker bars. or lobsters http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_V_KU9Vb5YKA/SNLlLwIbwII/AAAAAAAAAN0/5EmcWiPcUFw/s400/vending-machine-1.jpg
Impress your friends, strangers, and maybe a few enemies…he said, a note of envy in his voice. PS I said impress, _not_ press. Don’t go ’round hurting people.
This workstation is designed to automate protein crystallography with 96-well microplates.