This section describes the hardware components required for a ‘typical’ OpenAPS implementation. There are numerous variations and substitutions that can be made but the following items are recommended for getting started.
The basic setup requires:
- a compatible insulin pump
- CGM data
- a small computer
- a radio stick
If you come across something that doesn’t seem to work, is no longer available, or if you have a notable alternative, feel free to edit this documentation with your suggestions.
To start, here is a high-level guide for understanding if your pump is compatible for OpenAPS. To be compatible, we must be able to send remote temporary basal rate commands to it.
If you’re interested in working on communication for another pump (Omnipod, Animas, etc), click here to join the collaboration group focusing on alternative pump communication.