Tech Note 1030 Detail

How do I emulate my SPARK SLS on my computer?

Affected Products:

PS-2008 SPARK Science Learning System

Problem/Symptom:
How do I emulate the SPARK Science Learning System on my computer?

PASCO Solution:
How do I emulate my SPARK SLS on my computer?
  1. Update the firmware on your SPARK SLS to the latest version. That can be found at the following link.
  2. Download, decompress, install, and run either the free SPARK SLS emulator or the SPARKvue software appropriate for your operating system.
  3. If you are running SPARKvue, then click the emulator icon in the upper right corner of SPARKvue to get an exact emulation of the SPARK SLS.
  4. Turn on the SPARK SLS and connect it to external power. (If the SPARK SLS goes to sleep you will lose the connection with the software.)
  5. Connect any sensors that you wish to use to the SPARK SLS. (The sensor should automatically appear on the home screen of the SPARK SLS.)
  6. Connect your SPARK SLS to your computer using a USB A to mini-B cable (such as the PS-2528). (The mini connector will plug into the SPARK SLS.)

Creation Date: 08/12/2009
Last Modified: 08/23/2013
Mod Summary: