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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Better positioning with a wireless 3D mouse

The latest Scanbox release switches its positioning mechanism to rely on the 3dconnection wireless SpaceMouse.  A single controller provides a more intuitive, responsive and smoother control of microscope position.  It is more intuitive because the panning controls align with the axes of the microscope, and a twist motion of the knob allows you to rotate the…

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positioning modes

The movement of the microscope is achieved by four motors that control the position of the objective.  The motors can be independent or coupled, depending on the operating mode selected in the Position panel in the Scanbox GUI. There are three positioning modes: normal, rotated and pivot.  To explain how these work, we need to define the coordinate system used…

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