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Basic (demo) 2-photon microscope scanning software

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Updated 12 Jun 2018

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SimpleMScanner is a collection of example tutorial code showing how to write acquisition software for a laser-scanning microscope. It will work with any scanning system from a transmitted light microscope with a photodiode, up to a 2-photon microscope. SimpleMScanner is not designed to be a complete application, but rather a teaching aid or perhaps even a basis upon which to begin writing a complete application. Examples are written for National Instruments acquisition hardware using both TMW Data Acquisition Toolbox and with a slightly lower level NI DAQmx wrapper. For more information, please click "Learn More" to see the project Readme on GitHub.

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Rob Campbell (2020). SimpleMScanner (, GitHub. Retrieved .

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Update readme and MATLAB version

readme update

Update image to show real data from neurons recorded with SimpleMScanner

Correct the MATLAB version with which the software has been tested.

No longer requires the Signal Processing Toolbox. Added an object-oriented version of the scanner code and also an example of how to write a GUI to control the scan object. The GUI serves as an example only and has limited functionality.

add require product: Signal Processing Toolbox

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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