Nikon Eclipse 90i motorized microscope
|Summary:||Adapter for Nikon Eclipse 90i motorized microscope.|
|Authors:||Nico Stuurman, Egor Zindy|
|License:||Source code cannot be made available|
|Platforms:||Windows, Mac, and Linux|
|Devices:||Eclipse hub, Nosepiece, Z-Stage, Optical path, Analyzer control, Transmitted Light (shutter and voltage), Zoom, DIA Field Stop, EPI Field Stop, Filter changer, Epi-fluorescence shutter|
This adapter communicates with the Nikon Eclipse 90i through its own driver. On the Mac and Linux you will not have to do anything.
On Windows, you will need to install the driver provided in this Nikon Eclipse 90i Driver folder (Caution: virus scanners *may have* detected viruses in these drivers but there is no confirmation of actual viruses as of yet, please download at your own risk. Do let us know if this is happening to you).
When installing in windows you will likely replace the driver supplied by Nikon (and the Nikon supplied application will not work anymore). Don’t worry, you can always re-install the Nikon supplied driver (don’t loose it!).
To update the driver, open up the Windows Device Manager (Start->Control Panels->System, select Tab Hardware , click on button Device Manager). Then find the 90i under Imaging Devices if the Nikon driver was previously installed, or under Unknown devices if not.
Right click and select ‘Update Driver’. Select ‘Install from specific location’ and click ‘Next’. Select ‘Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install’ and click ‘Next’. Click ‘Have Disk’. Click ‘Browse’ and locate the folder which contains the downloaded drivers. Click ‘OK’ and ‘Next’.
Hardware Configuration Wizard
Open the Hardware Config Wizard with the 90i connected to the PC (and the correct driver installed) and select ‘Eclipse90i’ under the ‘NikonEclipse90i’ folder.
Under the ‘Initialization properties’ on page 2 of the wizard, the Nikon 90i port value should appear as ‘Nikon ECLIPSE 90i’. Selected this port.
Then add any additional hardware your particular microscope is fitted with. This could include the nosepiece, Z-stage, optical path, filter block and any additional zoom, shutter, lamp or diaphragms, and you should be set to go.
See the Configuration Guide for more information.
The lamp voltage can only be changed when the lamp is on. You will get a communication if you try to change the lamp intensity when it’s off.
–Egor Zindy 21:00, 29 July 2014 (GMT)