Using LabVIEW 2013 with Arduino

Preamble

From the book, O’Reilly’s Distributed Network Data by Bradford and Allan, see the XBee blog for more details, the final chapter deals with using an Arduino with LabView. However the final example, which graphs Arduino sensor data within LabVIEW, uses an example .vi file called Basic Serial Write and Read. However, this example file no longer exists in LabVIEW 2013, and instead a more complex example Continuous Serial Write and Read is provided. This makes learning the graphical programming style somewhat more difficult. However, the original Basic Serial Write and Read .vi file may be found on the NI web site, on the example page, Serial Communication – Basic Serial Write and Read. Continue reading Using LabVIEW 2013 with Arduino

Alternatives to NI LabVIEW

Preamble

I have been reading O’Reilly’s Distributed Network Data by Bradford and Allan, see the XBee blog. The final chapter introduces an interesting graphical programming environment, LabVIEW that can be used with the Arduino. However, the costs are prohibitive and the trail version only lasts 45 days. So, I was looking for a free version to run on OS X. I managed to get MyOpenLab running, after a few tweaks (see below). Continue reading Alternatives to NI LabVIEW