Our original microcontroller for the illuminator has been completely redeveloped to produce the WOSM microcontroller. The WOSM MCU resembles the Arduino open source microcontroller (http://www.arduino.cc/). Our microcontroller is faster, but its most revolutionary feature is its control scheme. On startup, the microcontroller logs on to the network, and thereafter can be commanded remotely from a web browser. This allows remote control of nanostage motion and a variety of WOSM-specific filter wheels, shutters, dichroic sliders and other actuators at an arbitrary distance from the microscope. It also allows the firmware of the microcontroller to be remotely updated.
A built-in macro language that runs on microcontroller, has a command set that is purpose-designed for microscope acquisition.