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Tools for Gramophone systems by Femtonics Ltd.

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Gramophone Tools

Collection of tools to be used with the Gramophone system by Femtonics Ltd. Contains 3 subpackages: Comms for communicating with Gramophone devices, LinMaze for conditioning mice in a simple linear virtual maze and Recorder for making velocity recordings in a harware triggered manner.


Open an admin terminal by right clicking the start menu and selecting "Windows PowerShell (admin)".

To install run the following command:

pip install GramophoneTools

After install you can run the gram make_icons command to create shortcuts on the Windows desktop for all users.


To find out if there is a newer version available run:

pip list -o

If GramohoneTools shows up in the list you can update it by running:

pip install -U GramophoneTools


The user guide for Gramophone systems can be found online:

Gramophone recorder

To start the velocity recorder run the gramrec command. In windows you can press the Win+R keyboard shortcut to display the 'Run' window and type it in there.


Make a .py file that describes the conditioning task and run it with python.exe. See the examples folder, or run the gram examples command after install.


The full documentation of the GramophoneTools package is available online at:

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