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  185   Wed May 24 09:58:17 2017 AidanElectronicsElectronicsTemperature sensor batteries swapped in TCS LabI noticed that the TCS lab temperature
sensor batteries died. Apparently they died
two days ago. I swapped in some new batteries
  
  189   Wed Oct 11 19:14:16 2017 Jon RichardsonComputingElectronicsReplaced TCS MonitorI replaced the dead 24" monitor on
the work bench, which is connected to the
video multiplexer. Mike Pedraza was
  
  192   Fri Oct 13 18:35:29 2017 Jon RichardsonComputingElectronicsInstalled Maku Ethernet CCD CameraI installed the Maku Gigabit CCD camera
driver software on the hws-ws machine. The
camera viewer can be opened from the terminal
 IMG_2287.JPG 
  194   Tue Oct 24 10:19:53 2017 Jon RichardsonComputingElectronicsInstalled Maku Ethernet CCD CameraThere is an SDK for the camera with compiled
examples. For a really quick image grab from
the command line, use the following:
  
  195   Tue Oct 24 15:05:57 2017 Jon RichardsonComputingElectronicsInstalled a Realtime Beam Profiler for the Mako CCD CameraAidan found a C demo code for acquiring
a single image from the Mako CCD camera and
saving it to disk (SynchronousGrab -- aliased
  
  25   Mon May 3 17:42:20 2010 AidanComputingEPICSEPICS install by AlexAlex Ivanov came in on Friday and demonstrated
his EPICS kung-fu. His EPICS knig-fu is strong.
We fixed the IP address of the Hartmann
 history.txthistory_root.txt 
  38   Tue May 18 09:33:44 2010 AidanComputingEPICSAdded defocus and other Hartmann sensor channels to EPICS and DAQ I've added the following channels
to the HWS softIoc in /cvs/cds/caltech/target/softIoc/HWS.db
  
  85   Fri Jul 30 19:22:24 2010 AidanComputingEPICSWaveform Channel Access for storing centroids A waveform channel was added to the
HWS softIoc on hartmann. This allows arrays
of data to be stored in a single channel.
  
  86   Fri Jul 30 21:19:05 2010 AidanComputingEPICSWaveform Channel Access for storing centroidsAfter some discussion with Frank we figured
out how to edit the record type in HWS.db
so that the waveform/array channel actually
  
  134   Tue Apr 12 22:30:59 2011 AidanComputingEPICSInstalled the thermistor on the Hartmann plate/created MEDM ADC Input screenI restarted the Athena box and created
an MEDM screen that shows the 8 differential
input voltages next to their corresponding
 Screenshot-TCS_athena01_input_screen.adl.png 
  135   Tue Apr 12 22:46:27 2011 AidanComputingEPICSAdded temperature sensor channels to the frame builder and restarted fb1Added the following to the frame builder
in /cvs/cds/caltech/chans/daq/C4HWS.ini
and restarted daqd as per instructions
  
  140   Fri Apr 22 19:51:37 2011 AidanComputingEPICSpyepics installed on princess_sparkle I installed the pyepics
package on princess_sparkle since this is
much easier under Ubuntu than under CentOS.
 start_test_channels.py 
  105   Tue Feb 8 13:02:26 2011 AidanElectronicsDelivery NoteThorlabs S322C 200W power head arrived The 200W Thermopile power head from
Thorlabs arrive today. The scanned delivery
note and calibration info are attached.
 Co2_200W_power_meter_delviery_note.pdfCo2_200W_power_meter_calibration_info.pdf 
  106   Fri Feb 18 13:26:23 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteFirst parts of Bosch framing have arrived from ValinThe first pieces of the Bosch framing have
arrived from Valin Corporation. These are
just small pieces such as the fasteners and
 Packing_List_01.pdf 
  108   Wed Feb 23 18:04:38 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteFirst parts of Bosch framing have arrived from Valin

    

       
            
 Packing_List_02.pdf 
  111   Thu Feb 24 13:35:41 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteBosch framing has arrived The custom pieces of the Bosch framing
have arrived. Transportation is currently
moving them downstairs to the lab. The packing
 Packing_List_03.pdf 
  117   Tue Mar 1 11:19:34 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteMFF001 flipper mirror has arrived The Thorlabs MFF001 flipper mirror
recommended by Bram has arrived. The delivery
note is attached.
 Flipper_mirror_delivery_notice.pdf 
  118   Tue Mar 1 11:21:37 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteMore Bosch framing parts - angle connectors Another box of Bosch framing parts
arrived today. The delivery note is attached.
 Packing_List_04.pdf 
  124   Tue Mar 8 18:57:50 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteFiber optics cable and Bosch Fastener   deliveries_2011-03-08.pdf 
  126   Fri Mar 11 13:11:33 2011 AidanLab InfrastructureDelivery NoteMore Bosch connectors have arrived See attached delivery note ...  Packing_List_05.pdf 
  127   Wed Mar 16 15:05:47 2011 AidanLab InfrastructureDelivery NoteMore Bosch equipment has arrived30mm T-junctions, grounding straps and
T-slot covers have arrived

 Packing_List_06.pdf 
  133   Mon Apr 4 13:13:23 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteNewfocus 5102 mirrors and Firewire extension cable have arrived See attached delivery note ...  receipt_mirrors.pdf 
  136   Sun Apr 17 14:59:36 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteL-Com patch panel, Newport lenses, Thorlabs fibers delivery notes   newport_lenses_2011-03.pdfL-Com_patch_panel_-_2011-03.pdfthorlabs_fiber_optic_cables_2011-03.pdf 
  243   Wed Oct 30 12:13:14 2019 JonMiscDelivery NoteNew lab hardwareIan and I moved some new hardware into
the lab, shown in the below photos. It is
from the shipment of loaned
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  3   Mon Dec 28 14:48:29 2009 AidanComputingDAQVME crate has a "new" CPU - needs to be configured I installed a recycled VME crate in the
electronics rack. It currently has a Baja
4700E CPU card in it - and this needs to
 VME_boot_02.jpgVME_boot_01.JPGVME_boot_03.jpg 
  4   Tue Dec 29 16:05:09 2009 FrankComputingDAQbooting VME crates from fb1 http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/AdhikariLab/514   
  5   Tue Dec 29 17:50:57 2009 AidanComputingDAQVME crate has proper boot settingsWe fixed the start-up settings on the VME
crate to look for a TCS startup file on fb0.
The settings on the Baja 4700 are now:
 VME_tcs_boot_settings.jpg 
  6   Fri Jan 29 10:02:15 2010 AidanComputingDAQNew DAQ ordered On the advice of Ben Abbott, I've
ordered the Diamond Systems Athena II computer
w/DAQ, as well as an I/O board, solid state
  
  138   Mon Apr 18 15:03:49 2011 AidanComputingDAQAthena DAC channels hooked up to BNC patch panel I added the four Athena DAC channels
to the second BNC patch panel in the rack.
At the moment there are only two EPICS channels
  
  181   Mon May 13 14:09:02 2013 ZachComputingDAQC2ATF model rebuilt ATF:1812   
  198   Thu Oct 26 10:31:31 2017 AidanComputingDAQBeam size EPICS channels added to TCS-WS softIocThese are also being written to frames
on FB4.

  
  199   Thu Oct 26 10:45:44 2017 AidanComputingDAQBeam size EPICS channels added to TCS-WS softIocSee attached photo for how data is written
to frames ...

 FullSizeRender_10.jpg 
  201   Tue Oct 31 14:37:49 2017 AidanComputingDAQNew Acromag units for AWC experiments - XT1221 ans XT1541I set up an Acromag DAC today with the
fixed IP address 10.0.1.56. Last Friday Andrew
and Antonio set up an ADC unit with fixed
  
  202   Thu Nov 9 14:18:56 2017 AidanComputingDAQFB4 ip address has changedWe've had trouble logging into FB4.
I access the computer directly in the AWC
lab and found that the IP address had changed
  
  206   Mon Feb 5 15:08:06 2018 AidanComputingDAQFrame builder clock is totally wrongThe framebuilder on FB4 thinks the current
time is 26-Jan-2018 6:18AM UTC. The date
command on FB4 yields the correct date and
  
  212   Wed May 30 18:50:05 2018 awadeComputingDAQRebooted fb4Time was still off by nine days as of yesterday. 
I tried rebooting remotely to see if time
would correct to system clock.  It didn't
  
  213   Wed May 30 18:59:49 2018 awadeComputingDAQFB4 ip address has changedMaybe you've resolved this now. I moved
the DHCP allocation to 10.0.1.160 and
above around that time because a bunch of
  
  221   Thu Aug 16 11:52:27 2018 AidanComputingDAQAdded AWC thermocouple reader back to acromag1
Thermcouple reader is plugged into
an Acromag ADC (10.0.1.55)
acromag1
is now reading this in:

~/modbus/iocBoot/iocTest/test_acromag.cmd
  
  222   Wed Oct 17 16:17:45 2018 awade, AidanComputingDAQAdded AWC thermocouple reader back to acromag1Acromag IOC process was removed from PSL
lab acromag1 computer a few months ago. 
Aidan needs them again but it would be better
 TCSIOCFILS.tar.gz 
  229   Mon Jun 17 20:29:34 2019 JonLab InfrastructureComputingServer rack cleaned up, new workstation installedIn anticipation of the point absorber SURF
project, I cleaned up the server rack and
installed a new workstation today.
 IMG_3419.jpg 
  231   Mon Jul 22 09:44:21 2019 JonLab InfrastructureComputingInstalled Amplifying VGA SplitterThe VGA signal outputted by the multiplexer
is too weak to drive two monitors. This has
required video cables to be manually switched
 IMG_3522.jpgIMG_3421.jpg 
  238   Tue Aug 6 19:22:28 2019 JonElectronicsComputingQIL NFS server set upI've started building the NFS server
for the QIL cymac. It's sitting on the
workbench in the TCS lab next to the rack.
  
  187   Thu Jul 13 10:11:57 2017 awadeElectronicsBorrowedBorrowed newport TrueRMS SupermeterI lent your fancy Newport TrueRMS Supermeter
with the thermocouple plugs on the top to
the SURF student Jordon.  He has it
 2017-07-13_10.06.28.jpg2017-07-13_10.06.29.jpg 
  188   Thu Sep 21 18:56:53 2017 awadeMiscBorrowedBorrowed thorlabs power meterBorrowed thorlabs power meter on 21 Sep
2017.  It is on the south table of the
ATF lab.
  
  228   Thu May 23 11:36:49 2019 aguptaLab InfrastructureBorrowedBorrowed Label MakerI have borrowed TCS's label maker in
CTN for few days. If you need it, you can
take it from the top of blue cabinets.
  
  197   Thu Oct 26 10:21:28 2017 AidanComputing Beam size EPICS channels added to TCS-WS softIocI've added a softIoc to TCS-WS to capture
the beam size from the MAKO camera. The IOC
is run using ...
  
  233   Mon Jul 22 18:46:23 2019 Edita BytyqiLab Infrastructure Laser-Lens-HWS SetupToday, I set up a system consisting of
the 520 nm laser, a 2'' mirror and
two lenses of focal lengths f1 = 40 cm and
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  240   Mon Aug 12 21:15:12 2019 Edita BytyqiElectronics Determining heater/reflector focusI took images of the heat pattern projected
on a piece of paper produced by the semi-circle
reflector. I used 108V to drive current throught
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  241   Fri Aug 16 17:05:14 2019 Edita BytyqiElectronics FLIR Images of new reflector focusing heatWe got 11 new semi-circle cut reflectors
of radius ~3.6 cm. I glued a screw to the
back of one reflector using the same epoxy
  
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