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Revision as of 20:19, 27 May 2020



Part 1: Setup

Welcome to the STC1000 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

STC1000 Functional.jpeg
  1. Connect the STC1000 to the VINT Hub using the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect the stepper motor to the Phidget's output terminals. See your motor's data sheet or product page for wiring instructions.
  3. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with a USB cable.
  4. Connect the power supply to the power terminals.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the STC1000!

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the STC1000, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.


The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.

Windows

To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel

Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG

macOS

To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.


For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:


Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the STC1000.

First Look

After plugging the STC1000 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

STC1000 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget

About

Control a medium-sized (4A) stepper motor with the STC1000. With this Phidget, you can set your motor's position, velocity, and acceleration.

STC1000 About.jpg

Explore Your Phidget Channels Using The Control Panel

You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.

1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the Stepper Phidget channel:

STC1000 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on the channel to open an example program. This channel belongs to the Stepper channel class:

Stepper Control stepper position and other motor properties

In your Control Panel, double click on "Stepper Phidget":

STC1000-Stepper.jpg

Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget


See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

Rescale Factor