The PsyScope button box is sold by New
Micros in Dallas, TX. For information on how to order from
them go here. It is a small separate
box with a separate microprocessor, three push buttons, matching
LED's , an output to the Macintosh, outputs to other devices,
additional input lines, and a built-in voice activated relay.
Several files are available from this page that can help you in
understanding and using the button box. Unless otherwise stated,
the files are in .sit format for the Macintosh.
The Button Box communicates with the Mac via the serial
port. Newer Macs do not have serial ports, so you need to use
USB Serial Port Adaptor (USA-28x), or some similar device.
We have tested the Keyspan device and it works fine. You must
use the printer port.
- The button box manual in Microsoft
- The Prog11 downloader that can be
used to update the microcode on the EEPROM of the button box.
- A separate small Macintosh application
for testing the button box outside PsyScope.
- A file of .s19 records for
the current "response mode" that can be downloaded
using the Prog11 downloader.
- Assembly code to compile the .s19 records.
- A Metrowerks C project for
use by people who want to use the button box on the Macintosh
outside of PsyScope.
- A C++ project and C library for use
by people who want to use the button box on MS-DOS machines outside
of PsyScope. This is a self-extracting WinZip file .exe format.
Documentation can be found in the bbox.cpp file.
- A downloader and tester for the PC.
If you have already tested your bbox on a Macintosh, you don't
Please send questions and comments about button box ordering