Assembly Guide

Are you a Do It Yourself-er? Great! Here we show you how to assemble your unit for the first time. Please visit for laser cutter and 3D printer source files and the SD card image.

Use ESD Protection!


Whenever handling the electronics, use proper ESD protection. If not, electric discharge from your fingers WILL damage the boards.

Comments on the enclosures


The Raspberry Shake has a plastic enclosure. If you are going to use tools, be careful. You can easily overtighten the screws (especially the leveling feet) and strip the threads. We recommend nothing more than hand-tight.


The Raspberry Shake board, if left uncovered, will produce some long-period wander. To ensure the highest quality signal, always operate the Raspberry Shake inside of the enclosure provided by Raspberry Shake or your own.

Comments on the geophones


Be careful not to pinch/ pressure the geophone cables.

Geophone Polarity: If you connect the grey cable from the “+” on the geophone to the “+” on the Raspberry Shake board, the output signal will have the correct polarity. The same is true for the red and green cables for the RS3D’s horizontal geophones, they should run from the “+” on the geophone to the “+” on the Raspberry Shake board.

Tools required

Tools Product
2.5 mm hex driver (red handle in videos) RS1D,RS3D,RS4D,RBOOM,RS&BOOM
4.5 mm socket driver RS1D,RS3D,RS4D,RBOOM,RS&BOOM
Phillip’s head screwdriver RS1D,RS3D,RS4D,RBOOM,RS&BOOM
normal fine tip screwdriver RS1D,RS3D,RS4D,RBOOM,RS&BOOM
7/64 inch hex driver (yellow handle in videos) All weather enclosures

Raspberry Shake RBOOM/ RS&BOOM - clear plastic enclosures

Assembly video for V3:

See here for instructions specific to the mechanical filters: Mechanical Filters

V5 notes:
  • The sensor has been turned 180 degrees. See here for photos on how to install the tubes correctly: Mechanical Filters

What’s next?

For additional instructions, return to the Quick Start Guide