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*All files are in My Documents->Janus->Tahoura
*All files are in My Documents->Janus->Tahoura
**Robot Excel Files are where you change the volumes etc.
**Robot Excel Files are where you change the volumes etc.
**Robot CSV files are the files the robot can understand.  
**Robot CSV files are the files the robot can understand.  
**Robot Protocols are the files that the robot uses to actually execute what the excel files say.
**Robot Protocols are the files that the robot uses to actually execute what the excel files say.
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=To Begin Any Robot Protocol=
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#Turn on computer first. This is important. If the robot is turned on before the computer, it can't find it,and you have to restart the computer.
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#Turn on robot.
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#Go to 'My Documents'->Janus->Tahoura->Robot Excel Files, and open appropriate file. Each file contains two spreadsheets. The first is called General Information-Instructions and has instructions on how to modify volumes etc. The second sheet is where you actually make changes.
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#After step 3, you should have already saved your robot excel file as a CSV. Next, launch WinPrep for Janus.Janus will automatically load which ever test was last used. To start off any robot run, its best to do a flush wash cycle to get air/dust out of the lines.
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At the top of the page go to Utilities->Diagnostic Tests->Flush/Wash Tips. The robot will through up a window called FlushWashSys.Mpt asking if the Deck Layout is okay. Basically, it wants to know if all the labware is where it thinks it is. Clikc Deck Layout Ok, run test now.
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#Robot will through up a window asking what volume of water you want to flush wash. 6000 ul is great, so press start.
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#If you're running the robot for the first time since turning it on, it will not immediately do as you ask and do these funny little twitches and adjustments for a bit. Let it. I'm not sure why that's the case, but that's just the way it is :D
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#After the Flush/Wash Cycle, go to File->Open to open the test you want to run. All test options are stored in the folder Robot Protocols, which can be found in My Documents->Janus->Tahoura.

Revision as of 16:25, 8 April 2011

General Robot Information

  • All files are in My Documents->Janus->Tahoura
    • Robot Excel Files are where you change the volumes etc.
    • Robot CSV files are the files the robot can understand.
    • Robot Protocols are the files that the robot uses to actually execute what the excel files say.

To Begin Any Robot Protocol

  1. Turn on computer first. This is important. If the robot is turned on before the computer, it can't find it,and you have to restart the computer.
  2. Turn on robot.
  3. Go to 'My Documents'->Janus->Tahoura->Robot Excel Files, and open appropriate file. Each file contains two spreadsheets. The first is called General Information-Instructions and has instructions on how to modify volumes etc. The second sheet is where you actually make changes.
  4. After step 3, you should have already saved your robot excel file as a CSV. Next, launch WinPrep for Janus.Janus will automatically load which ever test was last used. To start off any robot run, its best to do a flush wash cycle to get air/dust out of the lines.

At the top of the page go to Utilities->Diagnostic Tests->Flush/Wash Tips. The robot will through up a window called FlushWashSys.Mpt asking if the Deck Layout is okay. Basically, it wants to know if all the labware is where it thinks it is. Clikc Deck Layout Ok, run test now.

  1. Robot will through up a window asking what volume of water you want to flush wash. 6000 ul is great, so press start.
  2. If you're running the robot for the first time since turning it on, it will not immediately do as you ask and do these funny little twitches and adjustments for a bit. Let it. I'm not sure why that's the case, but that's just the way it is :D
  3. After the Flush/Wash Cycle, go to File->Open to open the test you want to run. All test options are stored in the folder Robot Protocols, which can be found in My Documents->Janus->Tahoura.
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