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Abstract Title: Projects, from Hands On Introduction to LabVIEW, (Oxford Press, 2009)
Abstract: Minimum preparation is completion of 6-hour on-line LabVIEW tutorial (free). Introductory and advanced using NI USB-6009. Participants will complete one or two of the following projects, depending upon each person's level of experience with LabVIEW.

  1. Digital Oscilloscope (Analog Input)
    • (optional) Use MAX to set-up DAQ device (Section 4.6, p132-136)
    • Build DC Voltmeter to acquire single voltage sample (Section 4.7, p136-144)
    • Construct Digital Oscilloscope with digital triggering (Section 4.8, p. 144-152). For help in making the Digitizing Parameters control cluster, see p104-105. The Unbudle By Name icon is explained on p. 107.
    • (optional) Use your digital oscilloscope to measure the time constant of an RC circuit as described in problem 5 on page 414.
  2. Thermistor-Based Digital Thermometer (Analog Input)
    • Thermistor's temperature-dependent resistance obeys the Steinhart-Hart Equation (Section 9.1, p. 304-306). For our thermistor, , , and .
    • (optional) To gain experience configuring the DAQ Assistant Express VI, build DC Voltmeter (Section 4.7, p. 136-144)
    • Construct the Digital Thermometer described on p. 330-331.
  3. Toggle Lighting of Two LED (Digital Output Lines)
    • Carry out Alternating LED project descibed on p. 168-169
  4. Spectrum Analyzer (Analog Input)
    • Build Frequency Calculator VI (Section 10.5, p. 343-345). For help in making the Digitizing Parameters control cluster, see p104-105. The Unbudle By Name icon is explained on p. 107.
    • Construct the Spectrum Analyzer described on p. 374-375. The required front panel and block diagram are shown on the back of this sheet.
    • (optional) Add Estimated Frequency and Amplitude (Section 10.14, p. 370-373) to your Spectrum Analyzer program.
    • (optional) Explore windowing (Section 10.13, p. 365-370) and/or aliasing(Section 10.15, p. 373-374) using your Spectrum Analyzer.
Abstract Type: Workshop
Session: Session XII - Workshops

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: John Essick
Reed College