The Pocket Science Lab from FOSSASIA http://pslab.fossasia.org
This repository hosts the python library for communicating with PSLab. This can be installed on a linux pc/raspberry pi. With this, one can communicate with the hardware using simple python code.
The goal of PSLab is to create an Open Source hardware device (open on all layers) that can be used for experiments by teachers, students and citizen scientists. Our tiny pocket lab provides an array of sensors for doing science and engineering experiments. It provides functions of numerous measurement devices including an oscilloscope, a waveform generator, a frequency counter, a programmable voltage, current source and as a data logger. Our website is at: http://pslab.fossasia.org
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To install PSLab on Debian based Gnu/Linux system, the following dependencies must be installed.
- PyQt 4.7+, PySide, or PyQt5
- python 2.6, 2.7, or 3.x
- NumPy, Scipy
- pyqt4-dev-tools For pyuic4
- Pyqtgraph For Plotting library
- pyopengl and qt-opengl For 3D graphics
- iPython-qtconsole optional
pslab-apps and pslab.Now clone both the repositories
Libraries must be installed in any order
Note If user is only interested in using PSLab as an acquisition device without a display/GUI, only one repository pslab needs to be installed
To install, cd into the directories
$ cd <SOURCE_DIR>
and run the following (for both the repos)
$ sudo make clean $ sudo make $ sudo make install
Now you are ready with the PSLab software on your machine :)
For the main GUI (Control panel), you can run Experiments from the terminal.
To set up the development environment, install the packages mentioned in dependencies. For building GUI's Qt Designer is used.
Steps to build documentation
First install sphinx by running following command
pip install -U Sphinx
Then go to pslab/docs and run the following command
$ make html