Background

The BBTK v2 hardware and software is used in labs across the world and encompasses Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Language and Vision research among others. It is the gold standard for assessing millisecond timing accuracy and self-validation. Be sure of your research results prior to publication.

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The first step in the ordering process is to request a formal quotation for the products you have in mind. To request a quotation, or to place an order for any of our products feel free to email us. Alternatively contact us by mail, phone or fax.

If you wish to discuss your requirements beforehand we are here to help!

The Black Box ToolKit v2 pricing


There are currently three models of BBTK v2 available: The Entry, Pro and Elite.

All BBTK v2's ship with a USB host lead and international power supply.


Feature

What can it do

Entry

Pro

Elite

Opto-detector sensors and cables Time visual presentations. 1x (max 2) 2x (max 4) 4x (max 4)
TTL input Time TTL signals/TTL triggers sent from external equipment, e.g. fMRI, EEG etc. 1x (max 1) 2x (max 2) 2x (max 2)
TTL output Send TTL signals/TTL triggers to external equipment. 1x (max 1) 2x (max 2) 2x (max 2)
Active Switch Closure (ASC) Hard-wire your own response device keys so that the BBTK can trigger them. Works with modern membrane keyboards. 1x (max 2) 2x (max 4) 4x (max 4)
BBTK Microphone Time audio stimulus events generated by your equipment. 0x (max 1) 1x (max 2) 2x (max 2)
BBTK Sounder Trigger your own voice key from the BBTK v2. 0x (max 1) 1x (max 2) 2x (max 2)
LCD status screen 20 character, 4 line backlit LCD screen shows you the current status of the BBTK v2. Yes Yes Yes
25-way ASC/TTL breakout board Allows for up to 2 TTL out, 2 TTL in and 4 ASC connections to your own equipment. Also includes 4 additional +5 V and 8 grounds. Yes Yes Yes
25-way TTL expansion port Additional expansion port which allows for connection of the TTL breakout board below. Yes Yes Yes
16 channel TTL breakout board Breakout board with separate signal processor/CPU provides an additional 16 high speed multipurpose TTL lines/TTL triggers (8 input/8 output). Option Option Yes
9-way BBTK response pad connection Allows for connection of the BBTK 4 button response pad. Yes Yes Yes
BBTK 4 button carbon fibre effect response pad Measure presentation and response timing with sub-millisecond accuracy using the BBTK v2 rather than your own hardware and software. Can also simultaneously trigger your own response device for easy RT accuracy comparisons (uses second 9-way connector on rear of response pad). Also works as a standalone millisecond accurate USB response pad! Option Option Included
Robotic response key actuator Press keys on your own response devices, e.g. laptop keys, response pads, Android tablets, iPads, touch screen phones etc. with our robotic finger. Unobtrusive and noninvasive. Option Option Included
API & SDK available Documented software API to control the BBTK from your own applications. Option Option Included
High quality aluminum carrying case Keep your BBTK safe from everyday knocks. Option Option Included

Price in GBP 

1,495

1,995

2,995



Accessories & replacement modules


High quality aluminum carrying case

Protects your BBTK and additional modules from accidental damage.
We strongly recommend you consider purchasing the aluminum carrying case shown to help protect the toolkit and additional modules.

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Black Box Toolkit USB Response Pad

Simply plug in to a USB port on your PC/Mac/Linux system and our response box will appear as a second keyboard. Press a button and a standard keystroke will be sent to your experiment. No need for drivers, no need to recode! Works out of the box with E-Prime, SuperLab, Presentation, Inquisit, PsychoPy or any other software that can accept standard keyboard responses.

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Black Box Toolkit USB Response Pad with Voice Key

All the great features of our standard USB Response Pad but with an integrated voice key. If your participants make a vocal response this also produces a standard key press and TTL event mark/trigger! Simple to use and simple to setup with tunable vocal activation threshold. It's your choice whether to use it as a standard response pad or use it as a voice key. Supplied complete with headset.

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16 Channel TTL Breakout Board

Breakout board with separate signal processor/CPU provides an additional 16 high speed multipurpose TTL lines/TTL triggers (8 input/8 output). Ideal for event marking, synchronization or TTL based response devices.

329




Robotic Response Key Actuator

Press keys on your own response devices, e.g. laptop keys, response pads etc. with our robotic finger. Unobtrusive and noninvasive.
Can also be used to make responses on devices with either resistive or capacitive touch screens, e.g. Android tablets, iPads, iPhones or other touch screen devices etc.

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API & SDK guide

Printed documentation detailing our software API which allows you to control the BBTK from your own applications and decode timing data. The BBTK is controlled via a virtual serial COM port over a USB connection using simple four letter commands.

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BBTK digital microphone

Up to two can be used simultaneously for monitoring for auditory stimulus (adjustable trigger threshold).

Note: BBTK version 1 microphones, sounders, opto-detectors, external opto-detector modules and response pad should not be used with the new version 2.

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BBTK digital sounder

Up to two can be used simultaneously for triggering remote voice keys (adjustable for amplitude/volume).

Note: BBTK version 1 microphones, sounders, opto-detectors, external opto-detector modules and response pad should not be used with the new version 2.

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25-way ASC/TTL breakout board

Allows for up to 2 TTL out, 2 TTL in and 4 ASC connections to your own equipment. Also includes 4 additional +5V and 8 grounds.

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Opto-detector sensor and cable

Up to four opto-detector sensors can be used with the BBTK v2 to monitor for the appearance of a visual stimulus.

Note: BBTK version 1 microphones, sounders, opto-detectors, external opto-detector modules and response pad should not be used with the new version 2.

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8-way TTL lead for the BBTK Response Pad

Allows the up to 8 primary buttons to each produce a unique TTL signal for the duration of each button press.

By default leads are bare ended at one end. If you require termination specific to your own equipment e.g. BNC, jack, terminal block etc. or longer lengths please contact us for a custom lead quotation.

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USB host lead

Used for connecting the base kit to the Host PC.

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25-way ASC/TTL breakout board lead

Used for connecting the breakout board to the rear of the BBTK.

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5V Switch Mode PSU (suitable for international use)

Grounded PSU used for powering the BBTK.

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Unless otherwise labelled, all products offered for sale by The Black Box ToolKit Ltd are for academic study and/or research use only.

All prices are pegged to Pounds Sterling (GBP) and are exclusive of VAT if applicable. Quotations are valid for 30 days.
Currency exchange fluctuations of more than 5% prior to placing a formal order means quotes may be subject to revision.
Depending on your order, there may be additional import duties which will be passed on to you.
All consignments are shipped under Incoterms 2010 DAP Delivered At Place (named place of destination).
Worldwide Shipping and Handling which will be charged at cost. Shipping insurance is mandatory and will be charged at cost.
Delivery dates are estimated to the best of our knowledge at time of quotation and will be confirmed upon receipt of order.
We will require an official Purchase Order and EU VAT No (if applicable) prior to shipping. Payment details will be provided with invoice. *E&OE.

About company


The Black Box Toolkit Ltd was founded in 2003 by a team of psychologists, software experts and electronic engineers.


Dedicated to improving the millisecond timing accuracy and experimental rigor of researchers in the behavioral and brain sciences.

We provide hardware, software and consultancy solutions across a wide range of fields to make this a reality. Print flyer

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    +44 (0)114 3030056
  • Email:
    info@blackboxtoolkit.com
  • Address:
    The Black Box ToolKit Ltd,
    PO Box 3802, Sheffield,
    S25 9AG, UK