How to create my first lococube® project ?
It is very easy to create your first lococube® project using the intuitive graphical programming software miCon-L. In comparision to C programming within Keil MDK or Arduino you don´t have to learn any programming language. To easily get in touch with the lococube® programming please have a closer look at the following video which shows the five essential steps to your project.
Which Programming Tool should I use for my lococube® project ?
There are three options to program the lococube®.
In any case the software is free-of-charge.
Can I directly connect a Stepper Motor to a lococube®?
Yes, it is possible to directly connect an unipolar Stepper Motor (e.g. RS Art. No. 191-8299) to a STG-8xx lococube®. Simply write your program in miCon-L, C-Code or within the Arduino IDE to get full control of the stepper motor. So you get an easy an cheap solution for small Motion & Control Applications. A set of free demo programs are available HERE.
Does the lococube® feature a serial interface ?
Each STG-8xx lococube® features a serial TTL-232 Port (3.3V). This port allows usage as classical RS-232 interface when C Programming is used. You only need a hub to change TTL to RS-232 voltage level. Using the miCon-L Software Suite the serial interface is reserved for software communication only.
Is it possible to integrate my lococube® in LabView?
Several of our customers use a lococube® in combination with LabView. It is very easy to integrate your lococube® within LabView using the CAN communication interface. Simply use a CAN/USB adapter to interface the lococube® to your PC. The CAN protocol should contain the parameters and values to be shared with the LabView software.
Why do I get an error message switching to Open Source programming ?
The graphical programmable STG-8xx lococube® series are factory programmed using a readout protection. Switching to Open Source programming the readout protection has to be deactivated. The following document shows the steps to reset the readout protecting to ensure Open Source programming.