Citizen Science/Open Colony Counter Project

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Open Colony Counter Project

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Driving forces:

  • to provide an open source colony counter system
  • to ease access to quantitative equipment in Life Sciences
  • to deliver a low-cost / easy to reproduce design


Synthetic Biology Foundations Prism



  • General
    • bacterial colonies or DAPI stained mammalian cells
  • Image processing-related
    • Colony count in less than 3 seconds.
  • Open source design
  • Image acquisition device: USB Webcam-based
  • Light sources: white LEDs
  • Image processing engine: OpenCV library-based
  • Calibration Mode / Automatic Mode
  • Colony Counting mode / Colony Picking mode (if interfaced with a robotic platform)
  • Lab automation friendly design

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