Citizen Science/Open Colony Counter Project

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Driving forces:

  • to provide a open source hardware colony counter system
  • to ease access to quantitative equipment in biology
  • the design should be low-cost and it should provide easy connectivity with computer/robotic equipments


Synthetic Biology Foundations Prism


  • Open source design
  • Imaging device: USB Webcam-based
  • Light source: white LEDs
  • Image processing: OpenCV library-based
  • Calibration Mode / Automatic Mode
  • Colony Counting / Colony Picking (when interfaced with a robotic handler platform)