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SuperLab version 4 and 5 do not have built-in support for c–pod. It is still possible to make c–pod work with those versions, with one caveat: you cannot use c–pod and StimTracker at the same time. The process involves replacing a StimTracker configuration file with that of c–pod’s.

Removing the StimTracker Config File

If SuperLab is running, please save your work and exit the program first.

On Macintosh:

  • 1. Open the Applications folder.
  • 2. Right-click on SuperLab icon. A menu appears; select Show Package Contents. A new window appears.
  • 3. Open the following nested folders: “Contents, then “SahredSupport”, then Config.
  • 4. Find the file “XID StimTracker ST-100.devconfig”, then delete it.

Leave the “Config” folder open.

Downloading the c–pod Config File

On Windows:

The following steps apply to Windows 10. They might be different on other versions of Windows.

  • 1. Click on the Start button.
  • 2. In the search box, type “c:”. A window appears.
  • 3. Open the following nested folders: “Program Files (x86)”, then “SuperLab”, then “plug-ins”, then “Config”. 
  • 4. Find the file “XID StimTracker ST-100.devconfig”, then delete it.

Leave the “Config” folder open.

Download the config file that is specific for your device. Since these are text files, your browser may display the file’s content instead of downloading it. Try instead right-clicking on the link. For example, in Safari, right-click on the link and choose Download Linked File from the menu:

Once downloaded, copy the file to the “Config” folder that was opened earlier.

Sending Your First Event Marker

As a first step, it is important to verify that SuperLab is able to communicate with your recording software, e.g. Acknowledge or LabChart. To do so, in the Event Editor’s Stimulus tab:

Click on the Event Type popup menu and choose “Digital Output”.

Click on the Device popup menu and choose “Cedrus Corporation c–pod”.

Set “Pulse duration” to 500 milliseconds

Set “Inter-pulse interval” to 200 milliseconds

Set “Repeat pulse” to 10 times

Turn on all the checkboxes labeled EC0 through EC7 in SuperLab 5 (EM0 through EM7 in SuperLab 4.5)

Making the changes above allows you to send a train of 10 longer pulses, and on all lines, making it easier to troubleshoot.

Now click on the Test Now button. The blue triangle light on c–pod should light up. When it does, this confirms that the USB driver is installed correctly and that SuperLab is able to communicate with c–pod. Your recording software should also be able to “see” event markers coming from c–pod.

Last Revision: Sep 19, 2017

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