Jupyter Notebook can be used to quickly upload, download, and access files on the OT-2.

Launching Jupyter Notebook

Each robot comes pre-installed with Jupyter Notebook, which can be accessed in your preferred web browser.

To launch the Jupyter Notebook server, select OPEN beneath Advanced Settings in the Opentrons App:

For more details, see Running the robot using Jupyter Notebook.

Uploading a file

The home page will look like the screenshot below. Here, you can select Upload in the upper right:

Then select the relevant file:

This file will be uploaded to the /var/lib/jupyter/notebooks directory:

Alternatives to using Jupyter Notebook

  • For file transfers, it is also possible to use the Secure Copy SCP. This is helpful if you want to upload files to different locations on the OT-2 other than /var/lib/jupyter/notebooks

  • If you are using CSV files, it is usually easier to copy and paste the CSV file to the Python file as described in our support article on handling CSV files

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