First Steps with GaussSense Desktop

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GaussSense Desktop πŸ’» is a wonderful tool that helps you build projects with Mini GaussSense. Here, we are going through a few steps to prepare GaussSense Desktop for your Scratch2 / Web / Unity applications.

πŸ™‹πŸΌ Before starting, please connect an Arduino Board with Mini GaussSense and upload the Arduino firmware to the board πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Head First Mini GaussSense.

1. Download GaussSense Desktop

Please visit the download page and download GaussSense Desktop for your operating system.

2. Open GaussSense Desktop and connect Mini GaussSense

First select the size of Mini GaussSense (currently support 1x1 and 2x2), and then select the serial port that is connected to Mini GaussSense.
Click on Visualizer to see the magnetic field distribution of GaussSense in action, click on Calibration to reset sensor value for GaussSense.

Click on Settings to modify the display options for the Visualizer.

- Sample Rate: You would get a higher resolution with a higher sample rate.
- North/South Polar: The north (displayed in red) and south (displayed in blue) polars show their positions (x, y) and intensity.
- Bipolar Midpoint: The bipolar midpoint carries the information of its rotation angle (from north polar), pitch other than the position and intensity.

Note that when you close the window of GaussSense Desktop for Chrome, the connection would be lost.

3. Start creating projects on your favorite platform!

- Use Scratch 2 Offline Editor with GaussSense Desktop

- Develop Web applications with GaussSense Desktop

- Develop Unity applications with GaussSense Desktop

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