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Introducing the Menu Alpha 2!

A slowly maturing project, which started as a simple UI for an LCD screen and an XY joystick connected to an Arduino Leonardo.

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Menu Alpha 2

Wait for Alpha 3….

 

 

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Stepper Motor Controller a la Arduino

This is a relatively easy recipe, for beginners. The idea behind the project was that there was a need for fine stage control in the laboratory and a Thorlabs motorized actuator (like the old ZST25 or the newer ZST225B) + controller can be quite expensive. So I made my own Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger version.

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Arduino controller for Thorlabs LDC200C Series

As my daily job is being a physics PhD student at the Advanced Optical Imaging Group, some good spin-off projects appear which can be released into the open source wilderness. The story starts with a 405nm diode laser, which we installed into a Thorlabs LDC205. The problem with this super controller that there is no RS232 or USB connectivity. Just 3 BNC connectors (1,2,3). As we want to computerize our dSTORM controls, the LDC has to be pimped…Current_Controller_A2-780 Continue reading “Arduino controller for Thorlabs LDC200C Series”