Opentrons pipettes are configurable devices used to move liquids throughout the working area during the execution of protocols. Flex and OT-2 each have their own pipettes, which are available for use in the Python API.

Pages in this section of the documentation cover:

  • Loading pipettes into your protocol.

  • Pipette characteristics, such as how fast they can move liquid and how they move around the deck.

  • The partial tip pickup configuration for the Flex 96-Channel Pipette, which uses only 8 channels for pipetting. Full and partial tip pickup can be combined in a single protocol.

  • The volume modes of Flex 50 µL pipettes, which must operate in low-volume mode to accurately dispense very small volumes of liquid.

For information about liquid handling, see Building Block Commands and Complex Commands.