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Welcome to MicroDrop

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MicroDrop is a graphical user interface for the DropBot Digital Microfluidics control system (described in detail in "Fobel et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 193513 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4807118"). If you use this information in work that you publish, please cite as appropriate.

Take a look at some screenshots or videos of the software in action.

Getting started

Check out the Quick start guide for detailed instructions on downloading and installing MicroDrop. For further instructions on using the software, please see the User guide.


All source-code code is open-source and released under the 3-clause BSD License.

If you would like to contribute to this software, please check out the Developer guide. To see what we're working on and what's planned for future versions of MicroDrop, take a look at the Development roadmap.


If you're having problems, see the Troubleshooting guide and check the issue tracker for any known issues or to report new ones.

Mailing lists

Sign up for the DropBot ​development mailing list to report issues or ask questions related to DropBot and/or MicroDrop. For announcements concerning future releases/updates, join the announcement list.


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