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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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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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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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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