FAQ - Frequently asked questions


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.

My first graphical mini-PLC 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.

  • Basic programming knowledge -> miCon-L
  • Basic C programming knowledge -> Arduino
  • C programming experience -> KEIL MDK

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.

Reset Readout Protection