Note: If you have not yet had a Protocol Development Consultation, please do so now and we will help you determine which protocol method is right for you.


There are essentially two options for protocol writing on the OT-2:

  1. Protocol Designer ➡️ basic workflows, no coding required
  2. Python API  ➡️ unlimited control and customization, Python proficiency+ required

Based on what you decide, please continue with either the Protocol Designer Onboarding Protocol Tutorial or the Python API Onboarding Protocol Tutorial

Want to know more? Protocol Designer is the best option for users with basic workflows. The Python API option is right for you if you are either 1) highly proficient in Python and want to write your own workflows by coding in Python or 2) you have complex workflows that go beyond the current scope of Protocol Designer and need Opentrons to write a custom protocol for you. (We do this, free of charge). 

  • If you need help figuring this out, please schedule a protocol development consultation if you have not already done so. 

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