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