QUICK START GUIDE CLAB CLAB is an easy‐to‐use portable data‐logger for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education that can be used with a CASIO Graphic Calculator equipped with the E‐CON program, with a PC computer and standalone, in the field and in the classroom. CLAB is equipped with its own processor and memory, enabling measurements at high sampling rates up to 100 000 Hz with accurate independent timing. It has FLASH memory to allow easy upgrade of the internal system software and to store measured data. For connecting sensors CLAB has three BT (right‐handed) sensor inputs, which support CMA sensors. Additionally CLAB has a built‐in 3‐axis accelerometer*. Power Button
Power LED for displaying power and battery status Measurement LED
for displaying data collection status Built‐in 3‐axis Accelerometer Built‐in Speaker Calculator 3‐pin Port Analog (right‐handed) BT Sensor Inputs 1, 2, 3, for communication with for connecting sensors CASIO calculators Mini USB Port
for connecting a USB cable for charging or for communication with computer The full CLAB User’s Guide can be downloaded from CMA website www.cma‐science.nl. CENTRE FOR MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS www.cma‐science.nl ITEMS INCLUDED WITH CLAB CLAB is delivered with:  USB Cable,  USB Power Adapter,  BT01 Temperature sensor (‐40 .. 140 °C), and  BT02 Voltage sensor BT02 (‐10 .. 10 V). POWER BUTTON CLAB Status POWER BUTTON ACTION OFF Press Turns CLAB on The left LED blinks red and turns green when the device is ready. ON Press and hold for 2 sec and release Turns CLAB off Press until the left LED becomes red then release, the device turns off. ON Press and hold for 6 sec and release Resets CLAB (use only when the device does not respond) Press and hold, after 2 sec the left LED becomes red, after 6 sec the LED starts to blink, then release, CLAB starts. ON CLAB waiting for triggering Press Manually triggers the data collection Press the button when the right LED is blinking blue. ON CLAB is sampling Press Stops data collection Press the button when the right LED is blinking green. Press Starts data collection or collects a single measurement (Only available when the device works standalone*) Press the button when the right LED is blue. ON CLAB ready for data collection POWERING CLAB A rechargeable battery (Lithium‐Ion battery, 3.7 V, 1200 mAh) located in the internal battery compartment, powers CLAB. CLAB is delivered with its battery partially charged. Use ONLY the approved rechargeable batteries provided by CMA. To charge battery  Connect the provided USB cable to the mini USB port of CLAB.  Connect the other end of the USB cable to the provided USB power adapter and plug this adapter into a standard power outlet.  Or connect the other end of the USB cable to a free USB port of your computer. Notice, that the efficiency of charging via a USB port, is limited by the Backside of CLAB with a battery placed in maximal current provided by the USB its battery compartment. socket. 2
POWER LED The left Power LED indicates the power and battery status. To prolong battery life, CLAB turns automatically off after 10 minutes of inactivity. POWER LED CLAB STATE OFF CLAB is turned Off and not being charged ON, together with right LED The LED color depends on the battery level Orange: battery is being charged Green: battery fully charged CLAB is turned Off and being charged ON The LED color depends on the battery level Green: battery full (battery level is between 80% and 100%) Blue: battery good (battery level is between 20% and 80%) Red: battery low (battery level is less than 20% and needs to be charged) CLAB is turned On and not being charged Note: powering CLAB in this situation may cause faulty battery level indication MEASUREMENT LED The right Measurement LED indicates the data‐collection status. MEASUREMENT LED CLAB STATE OFF No data collection ON Blue Ready for data collection ON Blinking Blue Waiting for trigger conditions. Data collection starts automatically after the trigger conditions are met. To start the data collection manually, press the Power Button. ON Blinking Green Sampling data ON Red Error SPEAKER Built‐in speaker generates sounds to indicate different events. See CLAB User’s Guide for details. 3
SENSOR INPUTS For connecting sensors CLAB has three analog BT sensor inputs with input voltage ranges 0 .. 5 V and ‐10 .. 10 V. These inputs support all CMA sensors (for a complete list of available CMA sensors consult the CMA website www.cma‐
science.nl). Digital sensors, such as a Photogate, a Radiation Sensor or a Motion detector, are provided by CMA with analog BT (right‐handed) plugs and can be connected to CLAB. WAYS OF WORKING WITH CLAB Provided by CMA Motion Detector BT55i has an analog BT (right‐
handed) plug and can be directly connected to CLAB. CLAB with a CASIO Graphic Calculator CLAB can be used with CASIO Graphic Calculators on which the E‐CON program is installed. When connected to a calculator CLAB is controlled by the E‐CON program, running on the calculator. The collected data are transferred to the calculator and the measurement can be followed and analyzed on the calculator. To connect CLAB to a CASIO Calculator you need a data communication cable with 3‐pin jack connectors. CASIO Calculator fx‐CG 20 connected to CLAB via a data communication This cable is provided with your CASIO calculator. cable. Detailed information about the use and features of E‐CON can be found in the respective calculator manual. Calculator manuals can be found on the CASIO website (http://edu.casio.com/support). CLAB with a PC computer Via the provided USB cable CLAB can be connected to a USB port of a PC computer and work as a lab interface. The Coach or Coach Lite programs (version 6.6 or newer) running on the PC controls CLAB. The collected data are transferred to the computer and the measurement can be followed and analyzed on the computer screen. The USB cable is provided with your CLAB data‐logger. CLAB standalone* When using CLAB as a standalone device, CLAB controls the data collection process; it collects and stores the measurement data. This is very useful for remote data collection e.g. outside the school. The experimental setup is prepared using the E‐CON application on a CASIO Graphical Calculator or the Coach software on a computer and uploaded to CLAB. The measured data are stored in the CLAB memory and can be downloaded into a calculator or a computer after the measurement is finished. *
This functionality will be available starting from April 2015. Firmware update will be needed. Check the CMA website www.cma‐science.nl for the latest updates. 4
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