An app for controlling UNH's tow carriage motion.
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Tow is an app for controlling UNH's tow carriage motion. It accesses functions in the ACS Motion Control C library through a wrapper module called acsc, which is part of the ACSpy package.


  • Python 2.7
  • PyQt4
  • ACSpy (available via pip install acspy)
  • ACS motion control C library (must be obtained from ACS Motion Control)


After installing all the necessary dependencies, execute

python install

If you'd like to create a shortcut, run


This shortcut can be copied wherever you like, pinned to the taskbar, etc.


Tow copyright (c) 2013-2015 Peter Bachant

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see