Overview:

You can connect your computer to the OT-2 in two ways, wirelessly through the RaspberryPi which is located in the in the back electrical panel or hardwired to the side panel using the USB cable provided with your machine. This article will run through the procedure to power on and connect using each method.

Materials Needed:

Procedure to connect via USB:

  1. When connecting the power supply to the robot, make sure it is in the correct orientation. Locate the power supply connector on the rear left-hand side and power on using the power switch. 

Note: Wait ~ 1 minute in between power cycling (power on, power off, power on) to allow the capacitors to fully drain, if you fail to do so your power brick may fail.

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2. Open the OT-2 app 

3. To connect the robot via USB, plug the A/B USB cable into the A/B USB port. Once you open the app, the available ports/robots will show up. Make sure you are connecting to OPENTRONS USB . You can select the connect button or the switch next to OPENTRONS USB 

When the robot is successfully connected, the toggle button will turn blue. 

Procedure to connect via WIFI:

You can also connect the robot via WI-FI. Make sure to refresh your port. Please enter the labs WI-FI and password. Locate your robot name under Information . Once the robot shows up with the WI-F- signal,you can select the connect button or the switch next to OPENTRONS-`robot_name` 

When the robot is successfully connected, the toggle button will turn blue. 

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