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Before you begin

Below are the instructions for assembling up your Pioreactor. You can expect the assembly to take approximately 15 minutes.

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Step 0: Necessary tools & tips

You will need the following tools to assemble your Pioreactor:

  1. Your own Raspberry Pi (Rpi)
    • Displayed are three examples
  2. A Philip's head screwdriver
  3. Needle-nose pliers

The hardware assembly is split into 4 pages, each targeting a different component of the Pioreactor. These include:

  • The heating PCB
  • The fan (or stirring) PCB
  • Cables with bulbs for optical density readings
  • The Raspberry Pi and HAT, which control everything above
  • The vial holder

The 40 GPIO pins (standing for general-purpose input/output) form a distinct row on one side of the Rpi and HAT. Note the orientation of these pins to help you assemble correctly!