• Our new plugin lets you push logs to your Slack workplace

    We just released a new plugin that may be useful for teams that use Slack. The plugin, Logs2Slack, will publish logs from the Pioreactor to a chose...
  • Pioreactor development blog #9

    Optics again! This time we are discussing LEDs performance in different environments, and a major optics change to the Pioreactor.
  • Pioreactor development log #8

    💣 In this week's development log, we introduce how we are controlling the stirring in the Pioreactor. We recently got the final piece working, and ...
  • Pioreactor development log #7

    The past few weeks I've been thinking a lot about optics. Too much. It's given me a headache. But we've characterized some really important details...
  • Pioreactor development log #6

    By design, there is no Pioreactor "cloud". That is, all your collected data, the web interface, and computations are hosted locally on the Raspberr...
  • Pioreactor development log #5

    ⭐️ One of our goals with the Pioreactor is design it such that you don't need to be a biologist,  or an electrical engineer, or relevant for this a...
  • Pioreactor development log #4

    🌊 This week we investigated some sampling tricks to improve our ADCs, and managed to get a 50% reduction in signal variance, and gain many more bit...
  • Pioreactor development log #3

    🔑 This week we explored key-value databases for storing data, and implemented a solution that is designed to get wiped often. At the end of the day...
  • Pioreactor development log #2

    ⭐️ This week, we added some updates to the user-interface, a new data-viz, and did our first tests comparing heated and non-heated effects on grow...
  • Pioreactor development log #1

    💡 Going forward, we'll try to write weekly blog posts with details about interesting additions, challenges, and ideas we have while building the P...
  • How we built a bioreactor on top of the Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, single-board computer that has exploded in both at-home use and in industry. What makes the Raspberry Pi so usef...
  • Adding a bubbler to your Pioreactor

    An important growth requirement for aerobic microorganisms, which include all yeast, algae, and some bacteria, is an abundance of oxygen (or CO₂ in...