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Using a GPS receiver and a bike-mounted ultra-mobile PC running LabVIEW, the NI Cycling Team tracked rider progress live during a 150-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. To make it more interesting they decided to give some prototype wireless devices (currently in development by NI R&D) a trial run by taking simple measurements on nearby riders.  Check out the technical tutorial and images of the tracking in the NI Developer Zone Community.


The VI Road Show has a cool video showing how CompactDAQ was used to measure how hard Tim Deny, senior vice president of R&D and former member of the Rice University baseball team, could hit a baseball. Since it's opening day for the sport in the United States, we figured it would be a cool application to highlight.












Download and discuss the latest emerging technology from LabVIEW R&D in the NI Labs virtual playground. Specifically, download the 3D Visualization Kit, which explores how to utilize the 3D picture control along with other NI technologies to help create dynamic, highly practical applications in LabVIEW. 


There are two demos in this package to show the versatility of the 3D picture control. The first example demonstrates how to create a 3D graph as an alternative to using ActiveX. The second demo allows users to place sensors across a predefined model and watch them react to dynamic data.