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ROCK MAKER University is an advanced, interactive help tool. It includes both software tours, to get you acquainted with the software; and tutorials that actually walk you through a common task, such as creating a protein or creating a screen experiment.
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ROCK MAKER University consists of four categories, each of which contains a different list of tutorials. The four categories are as follows:
Design. This category provides you with tutorials related to experiment design, such as creating an experiment, creating a protein, creating a screen experiment, and grid optimization.
Dispense. This category provides you with tutorials related to dispensing experiment using a particular dispensing robot, such as NT8.
Image. This category provides you with tutorials related to viewing images in ROCK MAKER.
Analyze. This category provides you with tutorials on how to sort, view, and analyze your experiment results using Search and Filter.
Note: If the icon is a bus , then the tutorial is a tour, and will show you around the software and related tools you will use during that phase of the crystallization process. If the icon is a graduation cap , then ROCK MAKER University will have you perform a specific task, step-by-step.
The Design category contains tours and tutorials which show you the basics of creating experiments in ROCK MAKER. The following tutorials are included:
The Design Tour . This tour shows you some of the basic tabs and tools you need to design an experiment, including the Explorer and Canvas. This tour is highly recommended for new users.
Make a Protein . This tutorial shows you how to create a protein in ROCK MAKER. Follow the instructions provided and by the end you'll have a protein that you can use in an experiment.
Make a Screen Experiment . This tutorial shows you how to create a screen experiment. Like the protein tutorial, follow the steps provided and you'll be able to use the resulting experiment when you're finished.
Grid Optimization . This tutorial shows you how to optimize your ingredients around a selected well or wells. Follow the onscreen instructions as you move through the steps to generate a usable optimized experiment.
The Dispense category contains one tutorial on how to integrate ROCK MAKER with the NT8 dispensing robot. The following tutorial is included:.
The Image category contains tours on how to view images and use the Navigator. The following tours are included:
Images Tour . This tour shows you how to view your images in different ways using the Canvas, Well, Drop, and Compare tabs. It also shows you some helpful features such as the ability to add scores or annotations to your images.
Navigating Images Tour . This tour shows how you to move between your images in different ways, using the Navigator. You can look through your images based on several parameters, including imaging type or inspection date.
The Analyze category contains tours on how to retrieve, view, and analyze your experiment results using Search and Filter. The following tours are included:
Search and Filter Tour . This tour shows you the basic features of Search and Filter, including how to narrow down your results with constraints and how to interpret your results after they've been returned.
Search and Filter Tutorial . This tutorial shows you how to create a search that isolates the concentration level of the precipitant ingredient that yields the most crystalline results. You will learn how to use constraints and filters to extract precise data from your search results, and you will be able to save your search for future use.