Our lab has a Biomek FX "Laboratory Automation Workstation" and I'm going to need to program it.
What we need done is basically moving/combining samples from arbitrary wells in several 96-well plates to arbitrary wells in a 24-well plate, for several plates. (The point of all this is combinatorial pooling with error-correcting binary codes for deepseq samples, not that it matters). I already have a python script that defines all the steps that need to happen (i.e. which source plate well needs to go into which destination plate wells), I just need to figure out the correct format for a Biomek file with the same information. I know the Biomek has an option of loading a file that will tell it what to do, but the manual is pretty long-winded and confusing to read from the point of view of someone who doesn't need to know how to use machine, just to make the file.
Has anyone here done this? Is there an example file you could give me?