LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS
(Special MINDSTORMS specific version of LabVIEW - Educators)
NI LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS software is a new education-focused version of LabVIEW 2012 SP1. Developed specifically for high school students to use with the LEGO Education robotics platform in classrooms or after-school robotics competitions, LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS is a teaching tool that helps students visually control and program MINDSTORMS EV3/NXT robots. The desktop software turns any LEGO MINDSTORMS Education set into a full-feature science and engineering learning station, preparing students for university courses and engineering careers where LabVIEW is already used.
NOTE: LVLM 2012 does not inlcude EV3 support by default. To add EV3 support first download LVLM then install the LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS below.
This software is available as single-seat for personal use, or campus bundles for primary and secondary schools and afterschool competitions. Download a 30-day trial version, and purchase a licecne to activate your trial into the full software.
Once you have LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS 2012 you will need to install the LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTOMRS 2012 to add EV3 support.
(MINDSTORMS Programming Software that ships with MINDSTORMS retial, supports EV3 & NXT)
NI Partnered with LEGO to create the EV3 programming langugage. The home version of the EV3 software is avalible for free download. EV3 software support both LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 as well as the NXT. This software is recomended for developers under 13 years old.
LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS
(MINDSTORMS Add On for Existing LabVIEW Licence - Industry / University / Hobbyist)
With the LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS, you can use LabVIEW to control and program the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3/NXT. If you already have a LabVIEW license for yourself or your company, you can install the one of the modules below as an add-on to LabVIEW.
Table Legend - LabVIEW Revision Features
Note: The colors in the table above indicate the features available for each version of this LabVIEW add-on.
|LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS||LEGO NXT Module||Legacy LEGO NXT Module||Legacy LEGO NXT Toolkit|
|Robot Project Center||Yes||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Remote Control Editor||Yes||Yes||N/A||N/A|
If you are working with young students or are completely new to programming you can get started using the EV3 Software designed by National Instruments and powered by LabVIEW.