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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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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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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Knobby tablet is on the Google Play Store

You can download it on any Android tablet and give it a try. I will explain how to set things up in detail after I return from SfN. In the Lab, your tablet will need to be on the same wireless network as the desktop computer running Scanbox.  If that computer does not have a wireless…

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Knobby gets a wireless sister

A welcome addition to the family: Knobby Tablet. Works on any Android tablet.  Makes it easier to move the microscope from anywhere in the Lab. More details soon!

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Installing knobby

Many of you will be receiving Knobby in the mail soon. Installing it is easy.  Just follow these steps: Connect knobby to a USB port Open the Device Manager and check which COM port # knobby was assigned to (it is the one displaying an Arduino Due board). Open Matlab, edit scanbox_config.m and set the…

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Meet Knobby

Knobby is finally here! Knobby provides an alternative to the 3D mouse interface for controlling the position of the microscope. Knobby offers simultaneous control of all axes of the microscope by independent knobs (X, Y, Z and objective angle, A) and is very responsive to the user movements producing nice, smooth motion. The position control…

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Leaked pictures show knobby is almost ready

Leaked pictures surfaced on-line this past Friday indicating that the much anticipated release of Knobby is expected very soon. One Scanbox user that preferred not to give his name welcomed the news: “Finally, as someone trained in patch clamp, I never liked the 3D mouse.  Turning heavy knobs that move smoothly… yes, that feels different!” The new…

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