Mini2P - Control Box v1

Founding developers Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, and Weijian Zong

Accessories for Mini2P - Control Box v1

Founding developers Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, and Weijian Zong

Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser lead the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, Norway. In 2014 they received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Weijian Zong is a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems neuroscience where his main research interests are bio-imaging, neuroscience, neuronal computation.

The Mini2P is a 2-photon miniscope for large-scale calcium imaging in freely moving mice. It enables stable simultaneous recordings of over a thousand cells across multiple planes of densely active cortical regions during a wide range of behavioral tasks without affecting the animal's behavior.


The control box acts in between the vDAQ unit connected to the PC and the 6-wire cable to the MINI2P microscope body. It connects with 8 BNC to the vDAQ breadboard to receive the control signals from ScanImage software for the MEMS mirror and the signals from the µTLens driver. The MEMS mirror driver inside the control box conditions the signals to actuate the mirror. The D-SUB connector of the control box accepts the lightweight 2-meter long 6-wire cable to the MINI2P.


  • Functionally tested
  • MEMS mirror control
  • Custom cables numbered according to publication for easy assembly


  • Control box housing
  • BDQ PicoAmp 5.4 T180 DR-11-055-00 MEMS mirror driver
  • Custom 8 BNC to D-SUB cable, individually numbered
  • Fully tested


Shipped within 4-6 weeks after order is received.


W Zong, HA Obenhaus, ER Skytøen, H Eneqvist, NL de Jong, R Vale, MR Jorge, MB Moser, EI Moser (2022). Large-scale two-photon calcium imaging in freely moving mice. Cell.

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