Pioreactor dev log #12

Pioreactor dev log #12

ūüíÖ This past week we've done two site redesigns! The first is what you are seeing now - more "purpler", and gives a better impression of our features and better explains how the Pioreactor works.

The second redesign is of our documentation site. It's powered by the really cool documentation library, docusaurus, and hosted on Github pages. There's still lots of work to do on it, but there's probably double the content there now (and it's more rich content) than what we had on Shopify before (btw this is a Shopify site). 

Finally, our cofounder Evan goes on paternity leave this week! He'll be off for three months, so expect a slight slow down in output, but we are still on track for a first-half of 2022 launch. 

Pioreactor dev blog #11 - creating custom Raspberry Pi images

Pioreactor dev blog #11 - creating custom Raspberry Pi images
We care a lot about onboarding. I've seen enough Raspberry Pi projects that seem to require deep experience in software compilers and package management (don't worry if you don't know what those are...) before you can get started. This is an immediate barrier to your project! From a "funnel" perspective, you may end up losing up a large fraction of your users just at this stage. Can we do better?

Pioreactor development log #1

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 Pioreactor. This week we talk about a new user-interface for self-tests, and reducing noise in our optical density signals. 

How we built a bioreactor on top of the Raspberry Pi

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 useful is that it can run Linux, connect to the internet, and has lots of input/outputs - making it very useful for being the "brain" of your system. Makers have put the Raspberry Pi at the center of robots, LED displays, home-automation systems, and more. And in industry, they are being adopted to run subsystems of factories, research tools, and be deployed IoT devices...