Let’s face it, the holidays are for kids - sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandkids, all wide-eyed and squealing with laughter on Christmas Eve or morning about the gifts that Santa delivered. But what about the big kid on our shopping list? As a mom and marketer, I’m inundated with the flashy, full-colored print ads in the mailbox, and online ads in my inbox for every retailer on the planet. However being married to a gadget geek, I still struggle with finding that cool gift for my tech savvy husband and not ending up with the traditional shirt/tie box set, new video game, or favorite collegiate or pro football clothing or gear. We’re really all just big kids living vicariously through our younger generation and the evolution of technology they can access. And who needs another pair of Darth Vader lounge pants?
Get the big kid on your list what they really want – new software “toys” from the LabVIEW Tools Network! These cool tools will give you hours of LabVIEW playtime and hopefully an excuse to escape the “assembly-required” part of kid’s holiday gifts. Grab some hot cocoa, sneak off to your computer hide-out, download from the list below, and get started.
Electronics Prototyping - LabVIEW Interface for Arduino Toolkit
Interface Your Microsoft Kinect with LabVIEW - Kinesthesia Toolkit for Microsoft Kinect
Control Your Synthesizers, Musical Instruments and other Multimedia Devices - Open Sound Control for LabVIEW
Build VIs for Drones - AR Drone Toolkit for LabVIEW
Create a Robot with Your Roomba Vacuum - iRobot Create for LabVIEW
LabVIEW Hacker, creators of the AR Drone Toolkit and iRobot Create, have some exciting software toys designed to interface with a variety of cool devices:
Use the Leap Motion Controller to Capture Gestures with LabVIEW - LabVIEW Leap Interface
Send and Receive Tweets Without Leaving LabVIEW - i3 Twitter Toolkit for LabVIEW
Utilize the Sensors of an Android Device Directly in LabVIEW - LabVIEW Android Interface
Pull Motion Data and Button Actions from a Nintendo Wiimote into LabVIEW - LabVIEW Wiimote Interface
Have fun and Happy Holidays!
Marketing Communications Manager
LabVIEW Tools Network