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The Pocket Science Lab from FOSSASIA

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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 project is inspired from ExpEYES
  • FOSSASIA is supporting development and promotion of ExpEYES project since 2014 mainly through Google Summer of Code
  • The current work is a part of my GSoC-16 project

##Communication Chat: Pocket Science Slack Channel | Get an Invite


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   #Plotting library
  • pyopengl and qt-opengl   #for 3D graphics
  • iPython-qtconsole   #optional

#####Now clone both the repositories pslab-apps and pslab.

#####Libraries must be installed in the following any order

  1. pslab-apps
  2. pslab

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


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.

$ Experiments

####Development Environment

To set up the development environment, install the packages mentioned in dependencies. For building GUI's Qt Designer is used.

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