I’m a visiting student researcher at the Jeffrey Lab, where I’ve resumed our research effort on the DropBot after a hiatus. During the break, the DropBot has been dismantled due to the limited space available in the lab: before running any experiment, I’d like to check that the hardware is fully functional (especially the switching boards). Unfortunately I’m encountering a bunch of software related problems.
Something seems to go wrong whenever I try to install or update the dmf_control_board plugin.
If I start with a freshly installed copy of the self-extracting portable version of Microdrop, I’m able to launch the program through Microdrop.bat. From there, I go to File\Manage Plugins\Download Plugins\dmf_control board, which returns a successful install message. Microdrop is then suppose to be restarted to complete the installation of the plugin: the problem is, Microdrop is never able to perform this step. Here are some screenshots of the situation:
After a while, the process appears to crash and both terminal windows shut down. An error message appear:
From this point on, no matter what option I pick, running Microdrop.bat keeps opening the two terminal windows for a brief moment (20 sec) before crashing. Now I’m stuck in this infernal loop. Any idea on how to fix my problem?
Thanks a lot,