I am a graduate student at Idaho State University. We have a Leica DMRA
microscope with a Hamamatsu DCAM camera. The computer being used to
capture data is running windows XP. I have installed micromanager and
connected a 9-pin null-modem cable to the serial port on the microscope
and computer. The camera worked flawlessly with micromanager from the
beginning, and is connected through fire-wire. The microscope Z-stage
and halogen-lamp also are controlled well as far as I can tell.
The objective nose-piece is sensed and its state is updated when
objectives are changed manually. However, when I use the device
properties browser to try to change objectives, either nothing happens
or it gives the message:
Error Code: 22
Failed Changing Objectives. Is the immersion mode appropriate for the
(error code: 11010)"
The filter wheel is not sensed at all as far as I know. The filter
wheel would be more important to most of the users of the microscope,
but it would be wonderful to get full functionality from micromanager's
control of the scope.