Assembly Guide#

Are you a Do It Yourself-er? Great! Here we show you how to assemble your Raspberry Shake DIY kit for the first time. If you require, 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#



2.5 mm hex driver (red handle in videos)


4.5 mm socket driver


Phillip’s head screwdriver


normal fine tip screwdriver


Raspberry Shake RS1D (Original)#

Raspberry Shake RS3D#

Raspberry Shake RS4D#

Raspberry Shake RS&BOOM#

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

What’s next?#

For additional instructions, return to the Quick Start Guide