Data Logging in the Cloud

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 […]

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A serial monitor that works in Win7x64!

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. […]

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How to use external triggers on scientific and industrial cameras

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 […]

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Acquisition Speed Comparison of MetaMorph, NIS Elements, Micro-Manager

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 […]

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The CNC Machine is done!

  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 […]

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