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Customizing the color schemes for your computer. Color themes for your system and applications

In a rather recent development, more and more software can be set to different color schemes. Usually, CSS is used for defining different designs (themes). Here is a list:

Microsoft Windows 10: built in Microsoft Windows Powershell 5.1 (powershell.exe): Right mouse button context menu > "Preferences" > "Colors" > "Screen background"Microsoft Windows PowerShell ISE (Powershell_ISE.exe): "Tools" > "Options"Microsoft Office: built inFirefox: built in: Preferences > "Addons" > "Themes" + "Preferences", section "Fonts and Colors" > "Colors..." > "background" + ShadowFox + Add-on "DarkReader"Bio7: built-in: "Window" > "Switch Theme"

GGCGen 1.0.5: A GUI for generation of Opentrons-compatible protocols and lab robot control

I released the software GGCGenversion 1.0.5. GGCGen provides a graphical user interface for the creation of opentrons API version 2.0 (APIv2) compatibe Python scripts (opentrons protocols). The backend pyotronext is used for translation to G-code and robot control, see here for details. 
The "opentrons API" for Python by Opentrons Labworks Inc. is an open protocol standard that can be used to control lab robots. One problem of Opentrons original implementation is the tight integration with their hardware and the rest of Opentrons software framework. To overcome this limitation, GGCGen and pyotronext provide a more flexible and customizable framework written in Python that can be easily configured to control any robot that understands G-code (Marlin dialect) using the same protocol standard.

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pyotronext 1.0.5: Convert opentrons protocols to G-code and control lab robots made from 3D printer

I released the software pyotronext version 1.0.5. pyotronext can interpret opentrons protocols and control lab robots (e.g. DIY cartesian pipetting robots made from a 3D-Printer). Opentrons Labworks Inc. develops the open source opentrons API version 2.0 (APIv2) as well as a tool to convert JSON files that have a similar format as Transcriptic's Autoprotocol standard. The opentrons Python APIv2 allows easy and flexible scripting. Using the Python package pyotronext, you can run Python scripts that use the opentrons APIv2 and send G-code to a lab robot that runs my modified Marlin firmware (Marlin2ForPipetBot). pyotronext can also export the generated G-code to file. pyotronext serves as a backend for my Graphical G-code Generator and robot control software GGCGen

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