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Pioreactor user guide

The Pioreactor is an mostly open source, affordable, and extensible bioreactor platform. The goal is to enable biologists, educators, DIYers, biohackers, and enthusiasts to be able to reliably control and study the growth of microorganisms.

Need to assemble your Pioreactor?

To start assembling your Pioreactor, check out our Getting Started guides.

Help with your first experiment?

See the basic steps to operating your Pioreactor, or check out our repository of biology experiments.


If you are interested in the software internals, take a look at our developer guide.

Looking for further help?

  1. Check out the documentation (you're on it right now)!
  2. Ask a question on our community forums
  3. Contact us at