BH8-280 Software setup

Host Computer

The BH8-SERIES control software was written for computers running Windows XP or Ubuntu 12.04. Barrett recommends using a processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz or greater, 1 GB of RAM, at least a gigabyte of free disk space, and a modern graphics card to run the BarrettHand Control GUI (a cross-platform wxWidgets-based application). Communications require one available USB port for the Peak USB to CAN adapter or the USB to RS-232 Serial adapter.

Installing BH8-SERIES Control Software

The BH8-SERIES Control Software consists of the BarrettHand Control GUI, firmware, example, and demo programs. The BarrettHand Control GUI is a graphical user interface that allows you to control the BarrettHand™ quickly and easily. The BarrettHand Control GUI can be used to test Supervisory and RealTime control sequences, determine communication loop rates, demonstrate functionality, help you learn how to independently write C++ code, and automatically generate C++ code based on tested algorithms. Run the bhand*.exe installer on Windows or install the bhand*.deb on Ubuntu to install the BarrettHand Control GUI, the most recent version of firmware, and example programs.

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