Do you have example code? Share it with the community for your chance to win an iPad! You can submit your entries from October 1 to 17. Read the rules, ask questions, and submit your entries in the LabVIEW Example Code Contest 2010 Group
The NI Code Exchange is a new portal that let's you download and share example programs, instrument drivers and other software IP for LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI and Measurement Studio. It will help you get up and running quickly with new projects or help you finish a task using the latest VIs.
Visit ni.com/code to start downloading the latest from NI engineers and fellow community members.
Download this flight simulator VI library from community member Torbjorn Tjellden. His code is based on his 3D-script viewer, which has three inputs: the script with leaves and variable names, the definition of leaves, and the variable array. For the airplane, those variables control the wing, flaps, roll, etc. Torbjorn is currently working on an editor for the landscape and additional features. Visit this wiki collaborate on his code, comment on the functionality, or just have some fun.
Check out this cool YouTube video from NI AE Evan Dozier. He found an old robotic arm with a broken controller and revamped it using NI hardware, LabVIEW and the Nintendo Wiimote. Evan uses special Bluetooth LabVIEW VIs to control the robot.
Visit the VI Roadshow video blog for more zany applications.
Almost everyone using LabVIEW understands that a wire carries its data type as well as its data. What many people do not seem to know is that there is an easy interface to view the data type (other than the color and shape of the wire, which are only indicative up to a certain level). This interface is the context help window, most easily opened by pressing Ctrl+H or clicking the yellow question mark near the VI's icon. Look at the following image. See how hovering the cursor over different wires shows the information about the wire. This information includes the type and name of the wire. The name is determined by the source of the data.