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:
- Your own Raspberry Pi (Rpi)
- Displayed are three examples
- A Philip's head screwdriver
- 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!