If you’ve ever attended NIWeek, you know how much fun it is to wander through the expo floor, looking at all the amazing demos. It was tough to narrow it down, but here are five of our favorite demos from this year’s conference.
The myRIO Giant Tetris Wall
Playing Tetris on your desktop is pretty fun. Playing Tetris on a giant light-up screen is way better! This giant Tetris wall was powered by a myRIO device. It was a huge hit with NIWeek attendees.
The Remote-Controlled Omni-Rover
Don’t underestimate the power of LEGO! This remote-controlled omni-rover was constructed using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 parts and is controlled by an EV3 remote control.
The myRIO-Controlled Guitar
Who needs guitar lessons when you’ve got NI tools? This myRIO device controls a custom hardware setup to automatically play a guitar. NIWeek attendees could choose songs for the guitar to play, making this demo the life of the expo floor party.
The USRP-Controlled Helium Blimp
In this demo, an NI USRP device controls a 900 MHz helium blimp. The USRP records and plays back signals off the air, allowing NIWeek attendees to steer the blimp up, down, and all around.
This sweet app brought tug-of-war into the digital age using a 4-slot NI CompactDAQ device and LabVIEW 2014. NIWeek attendees challenged a variety of animals, from a ladybug to Godzilla, to intense games of tug-of-war.
Didn’t see your favorite demo on this list? Comment on this post and let us know which one you liked best.