Set up the hardware

A Pioreactor only requires two pieces: a Raspberry Pi, and our custom Pioreactor hardware. The Pioreactor hardware fits snuggly on any Raspberry Pi.

Load up our custom Pioreactor software and you're ready to go.

A Pioreactor being hand-assembled: it is being attached on top of a Raspberry Pi 3A.

Build a cluster of Pioreactors, or just one

It's easy to digitally connect multiple Pioreactors together, so that they can be used together in the same experiments.

Give your cultures a home

Add media to the 20mL vial, and innoculate with your favourite yeast, bacteria, or algae. The glassware and caps are fully autoclavable, and caps are designed for multiple inputs & outputs.

A hand placing a glass vial filled with yellow media into a Pioreactor.

Watch your cultures grow in realtime

Now that you've set up your hardware and culture, you can visit the Pioreactor web interface. The interface is hosted locally, on the Raspberry Pi. This is where you'll go to start activities and monitor your microbial culture.

Update your bioreactor settings

Using the Pioreactor interface, you can start automations and check on the status of tasks.

Or use the interface to adjust any of your bioreactor settings. For example, you can adjust temperature, dosing frequency, lighting and mixing all through our web interface.

Control individual Pioreactors, or a cluster of Pioreactors in concert, from the interface.

Pioreactor web interface, showing the possibilities of modifying the state of the bioreactor.

Export your data

You can visualize your experiment in the Pioreactor interface, or export all of your experiment data to CSVs for further analysis.

The Pioreactor permenently records diverse data points including settings, events, logs, calibrations, and more.

Web interface showing list of datasets to download.

Learn out more about the Pioreactor's features