Cybermato Consulting - Nortek Vector Control
Recently I wrote a Perl program to give Professor Grünbaum of the University
of Washington's Oceanography Department a
Linux-based scriptable interface to a Nortek Vector velocimeter (3D water
current measurement device). I started with the StepIt program I had
written previously, since he (and the students in his lab)
already understood and liked the script language that it
supports - code reuse is a good thing!
We are releasing it
here under the GNU General Public License.
It has NO WARRANTY - if by some chance it causes your device
to explode, don't sue me
(or the professor, or anyone else).
In theory, this program will also work for other Nortek Paradopp
products (e.g., Aquadopp). However, I have not tested it, as
I do not have access to such a device. If you'd like to
donate one to Professor Grünbaum's lab, I'd be happy to make any
changes necessary to ensure that this program works properly.
Other arrangements may also be possible - see contact form
The current version is 0.5.0 (vectorControl-0.5.0.tar.gz)
Download the tarball
containing the program and a sample script and other stuff
needed, right-click and select Save As or whatever the appropriate
option is in your browser)
embedded in the program - run it with no arguments)
Sample VectorControl script file -
note that running this will overwrite the configuration on your device!
Examine other files
in the current tarball
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MacGregor and other Cybermato
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