Setup and drivers - windows
I am the happy owner of 3 rodeostats which I am planning to test in the laboratory for bio-electro-chemical experiments.
I tested the rodeostats 1 by 1 in my office on arrival, and all was looking good with the supplied test cells, using my office laptop running windows 10.
When taking the equipment to the lab, I ran into problems
The system I use in the lab is a "fujitsu siements esprimo p910" running windows 7.
when connecting the rodeostats they are not recognized my windows, and are not visible though serial port bridge) or the browser based control (http://stuff.iorodeo.com/apps/rodeostat/))
The rodeostats show up in the device manager under "other devices" (so not recognized), and are listed as "USB serial" with exclamation .
I have tried:
- disabling-enabling the controller
- reinstalling the usb controller
- updating drivers for the usb controller
- installing generic usb drivers for the rodeostats, manually selecting generic usb device
Should the rodeostat work with windows 7?
Suggestions for making this work?
As I am not allowed to install windows 10 on the lab computer (used by others), and I had not planned buying a new computer, my current plan-b is to install windows 10 in a virtualbox and hope for the best.
Running 3 potentiostats in parallel from the same pc?
did not seem to be an option in the browser based tool?
is it possible
otherwise, 3 virtual machines running windows 10 ?
Best regards from Denmark
Yes the Rodeostat (and teensy 3.2) should work with windows 7. However, with windows 7 you will need to install a driver for the teensy 3.2. There are two ways to do this.
1.) You can directly install the serial driver which can be download from here https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/serial_install.exe
This would be the option you want if you just wish to access the device from the windows 7 computer.
2.) You can download/install the Arduino IDE and then install the Teensyduino add-on. Instructions for doing this can be found here https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_download.html
This will give you a development environment which will allow you to program the firmware on the teensy and would be the option you want if you wish to customize the firmware on the teensy in some way.