BH8-262 Software setup

Host Computer

The BH8-SERIES control software was written for computers running Windows XP or Ubuntu 9.10. The BarrettHand Control GUI requires a good amount of CPU power and memory for running this wxWidgets based application. Barrett Technology requires the minimum specs for using the corresponding operating system. A processor with a CPU clock speed of 1 GHz or greater, 1 GB of RAM, at least a gigabyte of free disk space, and a modern graphics card is recommended. Communications require a 9-pin serial port.

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 algorithms1. Run the bhand*.exe installer on Windows or bhand*.deb on Ubuntu to install all necessary files that are included on a flash drive or obtained online for using the BarrettHand Control GUI, the most recent version of firmware, online manuals, and example programs.

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