Automated Biology Is Now an Affordable Reality

How printed circuit boards and off-the-shelf components can automate biological experiments.

Niko McCarty
Aug 5, 2020 · 5 min read
A robot is born. Animation by Niko McCarty.

When the sun dips below the Pacific ocean, the white domes of Mount Wilson Observatory can still be seen to the east. Perched on the San Gabriel crest, the Observatory receives the final kisses of sunlight at the end of every day.