Hamilton Tilt Module

Has anyone integrated one of the Hamilton tilt modules before?

We are a little confused setting it up: is it intended to plug directly into our STAR via RS232, or do we control it directly over RS232 port on our computer?

We’ve gotten it to work via serial commands directly from our computer. Is this how the integration works for VENUS?

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Hi Ben,

The RS-232 plugs into the computer. There is a driver to control it and I uploaded a simple device test method as well.

-Eric

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Slight aside, the HSLLabwrAccess library has a tilt sub-method for adjusting coordinates on tilted plates in venus, takes a little dialing but easier than busting out SOH-CAH-TOA to figure out where your well bottoms are at.

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Quick follow up question–where would I find the labware definition (.rck and .ctr files) for the tilt module?

The tilt module is a carrier, so it would be a .tml definition. You can define it using the Multiflex Carrier Assistant tool depending on how you set it up on the Multiflex base plate along with other modules.

-Eric

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Yes we have even 4 on 1 hamilton. Also @LukeWitt : u remeber the fun days where u integrated that?

Good times! :smiley:

Great little units, a little tricky to get the coordinates right but super useful once they’re up and running!

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