Set up the hardware

A Pioreactor requires only a few hardware pieces: a Raspberry Pi, the Pioreactor HAT, and the Pioreactor sleeve. The Pioreactor HAT and sleeve are what you'll use to control and monitor your microbes.

There are additional hardware elements such as peristaltic pumps and LEDs that can be attached as well

Raspberry Pi, with Pioreactor hardware: the Pioreactor HAT, sleeve, and peristaltic pump

Watch your cultures grow in realtime

Now that you've set up your hardware, 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.

Web interface of the Pioreactor, showing the growth-rate chart, logs, dosing, and experiment summary.

Update your bioreactor settings

Using the Pioreactor interface, you can start automations or manually change any of your bioreactor settings. For example, you can adjust temperature, stirring RPM, lighting and pumping all through our online platform.

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

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 for further analysis.

Web interface showing list of datasets to download.

Learn out more about the Pioreactor's features

Drawing of Pioreactor