Run a Test

Lets walk through the easy way to build and run tests.


  1. Bringup the robot
    1. (Teach Pendant) Turn on the robot, get into _manual_ mode, then load the “EXTERNAL_CONTROL.urp” program.

    2. (Teach Pendant) Start the robot (tap the small red dot on the bottom left corner)

  2. Start Armstron
    1. (Host Computer) Choose “Armstron” from your application menu (Super + A).

Now the Armstron GUI and a live graph will open:

../_images/gui_start.png ../_images/gui_graph.png

Build a Test Profile

  1. Click the “Load” button and choose an existing profile

  2. Use the ▲ and ▼ buttons to move a step up or down

  3. Use the ❌ button to remove a step

  4. Add a step with the “add step” buttons.


Run a Test

  1. (Teach Pendant) Move the arm around manually to set things up.

  2. (Teach Pendant) Once you are ready to test, run the “EXTERNAL_CONTROL.urp” program. (press “play” in the bottom bar)

  3. (Host Computer) Choose where to save data with the “Set File” button.

  4. (Host Computer) Run a test using the “Run Test” button.

  5. (Host Computer) Abort a test using the “STOP” button. Note: Data is saved continuously during tests, so your data is safe even if a test gets aborted.


Savefile names are auto-incremented to prevent overwriting of data, so you only need to set the filename once.


Don’t forget to run the “EXTERNAL_CONTROL.urp” program before running tests! It’s easy to forget, so let this note serve as a reminder.

Happy Testing!

This is all you really need to know to use the Armstron. If you are interested in doing more-advanced things, keep reading in Manual Testing section