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Labview and Arduino: 3Dmicro Toolkit Arduino Expansion (beta)

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

3D SuperVision Systems is an italian spin-off from “Università Politecnica delle Marche“, whose mission is to design and to develop new solutions for embedded applications.
Few days ago, they published the latest release of 3Dmicro toolkit, a software add-on to NI Labview usable for firmware rapid prototyping on 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, by using Labview’s easy-to-use graphical programming language; along with this, an Arduino-oriented version has been released as well for academic beta testers, which allows users to make use of Arduino’s I/O, ADCs, timers, PWM and serial communication directly from Labview’s interface.


More information can be found here, while interested beta-testers can sign up this application form.
[Via: Automazione Open Source]

Arduino and LabVIEW

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


Yet another industry-level program with it’s own (quick, but useful) tutorial to import Arduino data:

This is a quick (REALLY quick) writeup on establishing a connection between the Arduino Duemilanove and LabVIEW.  I used a very simple setup where the Arduino would send its data via serial, and the listening LabVIEW would ‘hear’ it and plot it to a waveform chart.  To achieve 2-way communication, the Arduino would listen for a command at the beginning of each iteration.  If a command was heard, it would react by turning an LED on or off, depending on the command received.  If nothing was heard, then it would continue on through the analogRead() cycle to measure the drop across the potentiometer.  The method is inefficient and barbaric, but my intent was proof-in-concept.  The concept may be improved upon to increase reliability and efficiency, but I have not had the time to do so.

via [ikLLn6]