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Before you begin assembly

You can expect the assembly to take approximately 20-30 minutes.

Step 1: Necessary tools #

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

Step 2: Use labels for reference #

  • Most of the labels are scaled 1:1 and can be used to identify the part
  • Missing a part? Email us at, we're happy to help.

Step 3: Electronics protection #

Here are some tips to prevent damage to the electronics:

  • Keep the electronics inside the ESD bag right until you are asked to install them.
  • Always touch the sides of the board while manipulating with it. Avoid touching the chips, capacitors and other parts of the electronics.
  • Before you touch the electronics use any conductive (steel) structure nearby to neutralize any electro-static energy.
  • Be extra cautious in rooms with carpets, which are a source of electrostatic energy.
  • Clothes made of wool and certain synthetic fabrics can easily gather static electricity. It is safer to wear cotton clothing.

Step 4: We are here for you! #

  • If you get stuck, missing a piece, or are unsure of something, let us know!
  • You can reach out to us at!
  • Continue to the next assembly instructions.