How to connect to the Helix using USB

Published on October 27, 2014 in sections Letus Helix, Software
  1. Download and install the appropriate CP210x USB driver from Silicon Labs website.  Use the Universal Windows Driver for Windows 10 computers (VCP Windows driver for Windows 7/8 computers).  Use the Mac OS X Driver for Macs.
  2. Connect the Helix to a USB port on your computer using a miniUSB cable
  3. Open the SimpleBGC GUI software
  4. Choose the connection port in the drop down menu in the top left corner (Note for OSX users: The USB port will have the letters “SLAB” in the name)
  5. Click Connect
  6. Move the Helix on any axis. If the dials show movement then your Helix is connected.