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--- Te-Shake Orbital Shaker

Revision as of 16:01, 9 August 2010

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INSTALLATION

Please follow these instructions to obtain and install the EVOware software on your local machine:

1) Download the EVOware disk image from http://biomicro-tcan.mit.edu/ and unzip the msi.
--- if you are using Windows Vista (personal edition) please visit us to pick up a copy of the CD

2) In the Install folder, double click on setup_ro.exe to begin the installation
3) Select Install Evoware (research use only) 3) When you get to "Custom Setup" Select:

There are two specific configurations one for each robot
MCA96/LiHa robot use the following setup:'

  • Instrument Configurations

--- First Liha Liquid Handler

 Select the drop down bar.This feature will be installed 

--- MCA96 Multichannel Arm

 Select the drop down bar.This feature will be installed 
  • Options

--- TeVacS vacuum leave this off for now??

For the MCA96/RoMa robot use the following setup:

  • Instrument Configurations

--- First RoMa Plate Robot

 Select the drop down bar.This feature will be installed 

--- MCA 96 Multichannel Arm

 Select the drop down bar.This feature will be installed 
  • Options

--- Te-Shake Orbital Shaker

  • Storage Devices

--- Te-Stacker Plate Stacker

  • Incubator

--- MFO Heated Incubator 1

STARTING EVOWARE THE FIRST TIME

1) Download the latest set of base platforms and labware from http://18.79.4.45/100618_newDeck.exd
---This file is specific to our EVO and will be updated often.
2) Start EVOsim and select "Create a new configuration".

For the MCA96/LiHa robot use the following setup:

  • Select EVO 150
  • Add > LiHa > 4-tip (dont change the tips)
  • Add > MCA > 96 channel > toggle off the gripper.
  • Skip additional devices
  • create a file name and finish.

For the MCA96/RoMa robot use the following setup:

  • Select EVO 150
  • Add > RoMa > Leave all settings as the defaults
  • Add > MCA > 96 channel > toggle off the gripper.
  • Skip additional devices
  • create a file name and finish.

3) Start Export/Import Tool

  • Under FILE: Load the base.exd file you saved in step 1.
  • "Include all" items that are specified in base.exd
  • Click "Import All"
  • Exit

4) Open EVOware standard

  • create your own admin password - it will only work on your simulator.
  • test your set up by running a script

If you would like to have configurations for both robots set up in your simulator:

  • Open EvoSim
  • Select "create new configuration"

--- If the start up window does not open and the simulator starts up automatically, this will happen if you already have another configuration in place, select Instrument form the menu and choose "configuration"

  • Fill in the configuration settings for the desired robot set up (above)
  • please give the configurations easily distinguishable names to avoid confusion

Once both configurations are set up you can toggle between them by selecting "configuration" from the simulator menu and selecting "Run existing configuration"

Congratulations. You now have EVOware installed. Remember to always start up EVOsim before starting EVOware.

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