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Micro-Manager device adapters for the Raspberry Pi

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RPi-DeviceAdapters is a tool for controlling microscope hardware with the Raspberry Pi. It provides a common software interface to different types of peripherals through Micro-Manager, an open source software package widely used in microscopy.

RPi-DeviceAdapters contains the following tools:

  • DeviceAdapters Ready-made Micro-Manager device adapters for various hardware peripherals
  • build A Docker image for cross-compiling Micro-Manager for the Raspberry Pi's ARM processors on a x86 laptop or workstation
  • app A Docker image for running the Micro-Manager Python wrapper on the Raspberry Pi and that can be easily downloaded onto any Pi that has Docker installed on it
  • tacpho.adapters A Python package for easily working with the project's Docker images on the Raspberry Pi

In addition, compiled device adapter libraries may be found in the releases page.


On a Raspberry Pi that has Docker already installed , create a file named that contains the following lines:

import MMCorePy
mmc = MMCorePy.CMMCore()

Run the following commands from a terminal window from the same Pi:

$ pip3 install tacpho.adapters
$ pull
$ run pull may take several minutes to download the application on the first use.

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