Welcome to OpenAPS’s documentation!¶
This documentation support a self-driven Do-It-Yourself (DIY) implementation of an artificial pancreas based on the OpenAPS reference design. By proceeding to use these tools or any piece within, you agree to the copyright for more information; and the full README here and release any contributors from liability, and assume full responsibility for all of your actions and outcomes related to usage of these tools or ideas.
Note: We do not recommend using a PDF version of this guide. The docs are updated continuously, and with a PDF, you will not get the freshest real-time edits. Be aware if you download a PDF that when you have internet connectivity, we recommend instead having the docs pulled up in an Internet browser so you can refresh. This is especially true if you are working on a setup over the course of multiple days.
A Note on DIY and the “Open” Part of OpenAPS
This is a set of development tools to support a self-driven DIY implementation. Any person choosing to use these tools is solely responsible for testing and implementing these tools independently or together as a system.
The DIY part of OpenAPS is important. While formal training or experience as an engineer or a developer is not a prerequisite, a growth mindset is required to learn to work with the “building blocks” that will help you develop your OpenAPS instance. Remember as you consider this project that this is not a “set and forget” system; an OpenAPS implementation requires diligent and consistent testing and monitoring to ensure each piece of the system is monitoring, predicting, and controlling as desired. The performance and quality of your system lies solely with you.
This community of contributors believes in “paying it forward,” and individuals who are implementing these tools are asked to contribute by asking questions, helping improve documentation, and contributing in other ways. Have questions? Hop into Gitter and ask anytime!
- Understanding this guide (read me first!)
- Ways to Contribute
- Where to go for help
- Get Ready
- Collect your data and get prepared
- Understanding your wifi options
- Hardware overview
- Compatible Pumps
- Compatible CGMs
- Hardware information for Intel Edison-based setups
- Next steps after you get your hardware
- Understanding the Explorer Board “rig”
- Setting Up Your Intel Edison
- FOR MAC: Edison/Explorer Board Setup
- FOR WINDOWS: Edison/Explorer Board Setup
- Make Your First PR
- Setting up Nightscout (recommended)
- Offline Looping/Monitoring Offline
- Papertrail (optional)
- Handy shortcuts to add
- –Setup Script–
- Troubleshooting setup script
- How to access your OpenAPS rig
- Add other wifi on the go
- Update your rig
- Usability: Tips & Tricks
- What do you do with the loop in airport security when you travel
- What do you do with your loop when you travel across timezones? How do you update devices for a time zone change?
- What do you do with the loop when you shower?
- What do you do when you exercise?
- What do you do if you want to be off the pump for long periods during a day when you’re really active? Like for the beach or water park or sporting activity or similar?
- What if I want to turn off the loop for a while?
- How can you make adjustments to insulin delivery while on the go? - Optimizing with Temporary Targets:
- Tell us you’re looping!
- Advanced Features (AMA, etc.)
- Bluetooth tethering on Edison (optional)
- IFTTT Integration
- How to donate your data to research with the OpenAPS Data Commons in OpenHumans
- Making your first PR (pull request)
- Advanced tips for adding multiple images to documentation
- Technical Resources
- Wifi Troubleshooting
- OpenAPS Overview and Project History
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Tips for switching from another DIY closed loop system to OpenAPS rig (or running both)