User:Steven J. Koch/Notebook/Kochlab/2009/02/19/Getting Feedback0B Working
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- User:Steven J. Koch/Notebook/2008-3-10/Installing LV6.1 on Kochlab-01 These are apparently my notes from when I did this (successfully last spring).
Installing SVN client
Following my 2008-3-10 notebook from above, I'm trying to install SVN and get everything on Kochlab-01.
- Steven J. Koch 23:16, 18 February 2009 (EST): Installed the above linked version and am restarting
- Per suggestion from Richard, turned off icon overlay status cache.
- Steven J. Koch 23:22, 18 February 2009 (EST): Per Richard's instructions, right-clicked and did SVN Checkout using file:///\controller/pub/SVNRepository ... I selected a directory, C:\,Feedback0B\ not really sure where to put it. After saying OK, a whole bunch of shit happened. Probably it copied all the files over successfully. Says, "Completed At revision:7"
- I think it worked. To the right, you can see in a screenshot where I think the files are.
- Steven J. Koch 23:29, 18 February 2009 (EST): It doesn't open, though. Looks like missing driver libraries. Some LabVIEW installation that needs to be done...
- Removing NI-DAQ 7.3 and NI-DAQmx 8.7, then I'll reboot
- OK rebooted (it found new hardware, presumably the e-series card and I canceled). Now installing NI-DAQ 6.9.something from the pub drive LabVIEW6.1 CDs.
Feedback0B-Main compiles (with fake DLLs)
- re-installing old DAQ worked out.
- It asked for a project configuration file, so I chose the INI file in \\controller\webpub\files\data\Koch_Data\Popping_VC_AvaI\ and it seemed to work! Very cool. It loaded the feedback sequence I used back then, and created a new data directory.
- I don't remember how to create a new project, other than using the "wizard" that Richard wrote,...not sure if that would work.
Feedback0B seems to run--impressive
- Feedback0B runs with the fake DLLs. I can only get it to take a couple of data points, perhaps due to AOD hard limits or something, not really sure. But the main architecture of the program seems to be working. I had to make a foot pedal out of a couple of pieces of wire, but that's not an issue, I don't think.
- Steven J. Koch 00:33, 19 February 2009 (EST): From here, I'm not sure where to go. Port to LV8? Get version6.1 working for our own hardware? Any of these are going to take a while, I think. Hmmm
- I could try to replace things that require fake DLLs. Such as the AOD stuff? Even that might be major, requiring making new feedback modules.
- A good thing is that we again have an analog-controlled 1-D piezo module, so that stuff should work. In principle, actually, I could replace the AOD modules with other modules for diode current, and the software might be immediately useful.
Feedback0B compiles in LV7.1
Steven J. Koch 00:47, 19 February 2009 (EST): I tried opening Feedback0B in LV7.1 and it compiles and runs. That's interesting, but don't know if it will help me. In order to get it to do this, I had to tell it where a bunch of the DAQ vis were, which isn't surprising.
- I saved the main VI to a new directory in my LV7.1 development directory (on the local machine). I also copied over the vi.lib/DAQ directory from LV6.1 to LV7.1 so it can find those necessary VIs.
- I am confused though as how to go forward, because it's not very useful to be in 7.1 if we're not using DAQmx
- I probably need to also look at "Secret Peeking Software" and other data analysis software, so I can understand how to change things without breaking data anlaysis too much.