Motor box update

We are asking all Scanbox users to update to the latest version of Scanbox which incorporates important updates to the motor box code, including: Update of the Trinamic firmware Update of the motor box application code Update of the motor box interface code in Scanbox Please proceed as follows: If you don’t have the Trinamic…

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Tiling with Knobby

Knobby scheduler allows the user to move the microscope by specifying a list of relative changes in position at given frame numbers.  One quick way to fill up the table is provided by a set of text fields in the knobby panel.  This allows one to perform (x,y,z) tiling with a given range and step…

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Spatial Calibration for Multiple Objectives

Multiple users of the scope may be running projects that require different types of objectives.  How to keep a spatial calibration for each and switch between them when necessary? Scanbox now includes an “objective” configuration variable — a cell array of strings each with the name of a different objective.  Right now I have: Now,…

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Click-and-Center with Knobby Mouse Control

If you have been making use of Knobby’s spatial calibration button, you can now move on to interacting with Knobby remotely. The new Knobby scheduler panel looks a bit expanded.  The speed (coarse/fine/super-fine), the mode (normal/rotate), and zero (XYZ/XYZA) buttons should be self explanatory. They do exactly the same as if you were to be…

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Spatial Calibration and return to origin

We added two new features to the knobby scheduler panel, as shown below by the arrows. One (left arrow) allows knobby to perform an automatic spatial calibration of the system, measuring the (x,y) size of pixels at all magnifications.  To perform this calculation do the following: Focus on some pollen grains.  Make sure one of the…

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Knobby scheduler

A new Scanbox panel allows users to define arbitrary changes in (x,y,z) position over time (frames) which are then executed by Knobby (version 2 only) while imaging. Each entry define changes in x, y and z (in micrometers) relative to the present position and the frame number at which they will take place. The “mem”…

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Knobby 2.0

  Have you ever had trouble hitting the menu items in Knobby? Do you have big, fat fingers like Josh or Dario? Then Knobby 2.0 is for you! Featuring a 5″ diagonal touch screen with real buttons and added functionality! Coming to you soon…  Stay tuned!

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Virtual Knobby

Happy new year! We have plenty of exciting Scanbox developments happening this year, so stay tuned to the blog.  You don’t want to miss anything! 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…

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Disabling Knobby’s automatic reset

[Note: please do not use this feature yet — there are some bugs that need to be worked out. I will keep you posted.] Up to now starting a new Scanbox session from Matlab causes knobby will auto-reset, bringing all the position counters back to zero and clearing all its position memories. This is done because…

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Installing knobby tablet

Before you start you will need an android tablet and a wireless router in the Lab. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab E and an Airport Express, but other tablets and routers should work as well. To install knobby tablet follow the following steps: Download knobby tablet from the Google Play store. Download and install the…

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