An easier and more intuitive control of the DOMS by a PC is enabled by DOMS2PC developed by Lubos Polerecky. Importantly, this program also enables on-the-fly viewing of the data on a computer screen, which makes the underwater measurements much more reliable and fun. Note that this program does not allow the complete control of the DOMS. To access more advanced settings and commands refer to the text-based DOMS control manual.
The program has been designed so that it can be operated on a Kohjinsha mini-laptop with a touch-sensitive screen (size 155 x 94 mm) that can be flipped by 180 degrees. The laptop is placed inside a custom-designed water- and pressure-proof housing, meaning that it is not possible to access it in the usual way (through a mouse or a keyboard), but only by touching the screen.
Furthermore, the layout of the program and the size of certain objects on the screen was designed so as to make the measurements possible under challenging light conditions (e.g., under water).
Thus the DOMS2PC program is controlled via 4 buttons in the lower-right corner that, through the provided menu, allow the user to set different measurement settings and execute different commands (see the complete list of DOMS settings and commands). This is done by (i) clicking on the
PREVIOUS ITEM or
NEXT ITEM buttons to select the setting/command of choice in the menu, and (ii) clicking on the
ENTER + or
ENTER - buttons to execute the action with the positive and negative expected outcome (e.g.,
+ to increase a parameter value or connect to the DOMS or move the motor forward,
- to decrease a parameter value or disconnect from the DOMS or move the motor backward).
When the laptop control is accessible via a mouse or a keyboard, the DOMS program can also be conveniently controlled through the provided push-buttons and text fields.
PATH(system variable). If you don't know what the
PATHvariable is, just extract the libraries to the same directory as the DOMS2PC program.
COM portto which the DOMS is connected, select
Connect to DOMSin the menu and click on
ENTER +. Additionally to establishing the connection with the DOMS, this will also read the current DOMS settings and fill the fields with the corresponding values.
NEXT ITEMbuttons) and increase/decrease its value by clicking on the
ENTER + / ENTER -buttons. If accessible by a mouse and a keyboard, you can do this directly by typing the desired values.
Change DOMS settingsin the menu and click
ENTER +, or click on the
Apply settingsbutton, to do so. This will change the settings one by one, and you should be able to see an
OKafter each setting has been successfully applied in the text field. Choose
Load settings from DOMSto verify that all the DOMS setting are indeed as you intend them to be.
ENTER +. Alternatively, click on the
Connect to DOMSin the menu and clicking on
ENTER -. If you do so, the program will run until it's end, with all the data being saved on the DOMS's storage medium. If you reconnect with the DOMS while the measurement is still active, you can continue displaying the data again.
Stop measurementfrom the menu and click
ENTER +, or alternatively click on the
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