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We recently introduced a wireless version of knobby that runs on Android tablets. The same software is now available to run on Windows, side-by-side your Scanbox application.
The controls and behavior are identical to the tablet version. To use virtual knobby simply set the tri_knob configuration variable to “127.0.0.1”.
After launching Scanbox from Matlab go to the yeti/knoby_virtual/ directory and launch the knobby_virtual.exe application. That’s all… Go ahead, give it a try!
So you now have three options for position control: classic knobby, knobby tablet and virtual knobby.
Note also that if you are a user of classic knobby and run into some issues (like a rotary encoder going bad) you can always use virtual knobby as an emergency replacement while the hardware version gets fixed. So no more downtime for a broken knobby.