Installation and Use

Pinpoint is a tool for planning Neuropixels recordings with up to sixteen 1.0, 2.0, or up to four 4-shank 2.0 probes.

Azimuth example

Code is on our Github repository.

Install

The easiest way to use the trajectory planner is through our web app.

If you encounter issues please try refreshing the page (sometimes the 3D mesh files don’t download on the first load). If that fails, disable any plugins that might be interfering with javascript (e.g. ad blockers).

Standalone builds

Windows desktop builds are available on the releases page.

Instructions for use

Bugs

Please report issues on the issues page.

References

Inspired by Andy Peters’ trajectory explorer https://github.com/petersaj/neuropixels_trajectory_explorer.

CCF Atlas downloaded from http://download.alleninstitute.org/informatics-archive/current-release/mouse_ccf/annotation/

Mouse brain artwork from https://scidraw.io/drawing/286

Citing

If this project is used as part of a research project you should cite this repository. Please email Dan (dbirman@uw.edu) and we can set up a DOI for the version you are using.