Data Logging in the Cloud
A serial monitor that works in Win7x64!
I’ve been working on a project which requires data logging from a mobile device over several days. I came across a neat site which supports simple uploading and view/export of data, from numerous sources. It’s called thingspeak.com. Once you have data loaded into a channel, there an excellent tool which supports the execution of Matlab […]
How to use external triggers on scientific and industrial cameras
David Biggs at KB Imaging LLC put me onto this serial monitoring software, called SUDT Accessport . I’ve used it a bit for some work on the triggerscope, and it works very well! You can watch data transmitted between USB emulated serial ports, under RS-232, and it will output the communication in either ASCII or HEX. […]
Acquisition Speed Comparison of MetaMorph, NIS Elements, Micro-Manager
Controlling a camera from an external trigger can be very useful. External triggering provides greater timing accuracy, direct control over exposure duration, and remote operation from TTL devices. This is a prime reason I made the Triggerscope controller, so I though it would be useful to explain how this works and what you can do […]
Sub $2 microcontroller solution
How fast can a typical imaging system really run? What factors affect this? While most research might not require rapid sequential capture, almost all experiments can benefiet from tight exposure/illumination timing, yet few microscope users are aware of timing delays injected into experiments by the control software they are using. So how much delay is […]
Countdown to a Revolution in Microscopy – Day 3
I’ve been working with Arduino boards a lot lately, and they are great. But some elements of the arduino can be even better. What is an Arduino? An Arduino is a breakout board for the Atmel “ATMega” series of microcontrollers. These microcontrollers allow for high speed measurement of analog and digital signals, as well as […]
Nikon nSIM wins #5 in TheScientist’s 2011 Best and Brightest
Every so often I will get the chance to cook up some code for one of the usual software scope control packages. But these days, I spend most of my time in programs like Fusion360, Fritzing, and the like. So I guess this is how I feel when using the typical scope control software. How […]
The CNC Machine is done!
Here’s a short video review of the top 10 innovations in 2011. Some really cool technology here! Top 10 Innovations of 2011 from thescientistllc on Vimeo.
Lumencor Sola Driver for NIS Elements
So after 6 months of watching the guys at mydiycnc complete their manual, and roughly 4 months of building, I’m happy to post that I’ve finished the machine. I’ve written an extensive post on the last few days of building, on the build log here. I couldn’t have completed this project without the major […]
How to Align a Dualview 2
Yesterday we received our first shipment of Sola white light LED driven sources for microscopy. I had a chance to snag one and write a driver for it. Price is $300 USD. The driver controls both the shuttering and ND on the box, and integrates easily into Elements as a shutter and ND filter wheel. […]
Walking through the alignment procedure of the DV 2, narrated by Jeff Harris from Photometrics . Great video and great explanation Jeff! For those of you who have a DualView, I’m certain this video will come in handy.