This article is about the OT-One.

It's no-longer sold or actively supported by Opentrons, but we've kept this article here to help existing users. Please see our OT-2 Support articles for the most up to date information!


Follow these steps to upgrade your robot to be able to power your new MagDeck module!

Upgrading your robot

Step 1: Remove the following screws from the motor controller box with the provided Allen key to access your board. 

Step 2: Remove front panel of motor controller box

Step 3: Disconnect power supply

Step 4: Use a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the  fastening screw on the green power connector to remove the red power wire

Step 5: Twist both power wires together 

Step 6: Place red cables back into connector and repeat for black ground wire

Step 7: Plug power connector back into board

Step 8: Plug the yellow control cable into the board

Step 9: Power on the MagDeck before reassembling the motor controller box

When connected to a powered robot your MagDeck will oscillate one cycle and return to its home position. 

To control the oscillation cycles connect to the Opentrons App and load a Python protocol which includes the module in the script.

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