Yeti turns one! (and plans for next year)

The first image acquired by Yeti is just 1 year old!  Happy birthday Yeti! We have seen Yeti grow a lot during the first year…. He added capabilities to stabilize images  and extract signals in real-time, enlarged the field of view, offered volumetric scanning allowing for co-variation of laser power and focal plane, included bidirectional scanning, provided on-line computer-assisted segmentation, linear power…

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New features in latest Scanbox firmware

To take advantage of the new features in the latest release of the Yeti firmware you should start by getting rid of the half-wave plate control of the laser power. To do so start by removing the motor and half-wave plate from the optical path feeding the laser beam directly into the Pockels cell as…

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Using auto-stabilization

Real-time auto-stabilization in Scanbox Yeti is achieved by tracking the displacement of 2D features in a number of small windows relative to a reference image.  We prefer tracking cells within a handful of small windows because slow gradients in the image can easily bias the resulting estimates for large regions. Here are some step-by-step instructions on how…

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Scanbox Yeti (beta) has arrived!

Scanbox Yeti  is here! Why Yeti?  I don’t really know… but it sounds nice.  Future versions will take the names of other mythical creatures as well.  We should credit Josh Trachtenberg for this intellectual contribution to the project. We have been using Scanbox Yeti in the Lab for about a month without major problems and we…

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