External TTL trigger

To automatically start /stop acquisition by means of an external TTL signal follow the following instructions. First, connect an appropriate TTL control signal to the P1.6 (pin #21) of the extension header of the Scanbox board.  The view below shows a top view of the Scanbox control board.  The pin in question is located on…

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Verify the trigger!

You may encounter a situation where shortly after focusing and/or grabbing Scanbox quits and asks you to “verify the trigger”.  If this happens proceed as follows: First, if  you hear the resonant mirror starting to work (meaning you hear the 8khz tone) when you press focus or grab, skip to the next step below.  Otherwise, make sure…

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Setting up the gige cameras

The following explains how to connect GigE cameras to your Scanbox.  If you have trouble following the instructions below just let me know — I can help remotely. ScanBox has the ability to acquire images from cameras synchronized to the frames of the microscope.  We typically use one camera to monitor eye movements and  a second one to monitor…

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Online trial averaging

It is often the case that you may want to do some quick on-line analyses on our data during the execution of an experiment.  Scanbox provides a quick way to save, at the end of each experiment, the mean image during each trial.  To use this feature do the following: Select “Accumulate” in the Image…

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