A close-up taken by our "high-magnitude" camera (really, a cheap live cam + a $30 telephoto lens we found on ebay) of our electrodes merging/sorting uL cells
The full-stack platform we built. It uses uL pumps to generate droplets, a laser to interrogate them, and uM-size electrodes to sort droplets based on protein fluorescence.
I led our team and wrote the software that ran on an FPGA and NI microcontroller to interrogate + sort droplets at 1k/min. Super cool.
Our happy research team is still using the machine to this day