- We use an NI USB-6343 to control the PMT gains. This works but we see the following bug: there is a rare chance that, when BakingTray is open, switching off the PMTs causes MATLAB to crash. We work around this by disabling PMT auto-on and having BakingTray issue the PMT off command at the conclusion of acquisition only. We experience no problems or acquisition failures when working like this.
- PI stages that need referencing sometimes need to be referenced in PI's MikroManager before they will work in BakingTray.
- PROBLEM: Coherent lasers rarely switch off or close the shutter during the first section. This has never happened later in the acquisition. SOLUTION: Deleting the files in the acquisition directory and re-starting the acquisition.
- PROBLEM: Systems gets hung up during cutting. The V551 stages pick up the cutter through the bath and the controller thinks they have not stabilised. SOLUTION: Mount the cutter more solidly so it can't transmit vibration as easily. Change the settings on the stages so they are more tolerant to small errors.