Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW™ and Vernier
Recommended for College and High School.
Introduce engineering concepts and programming with 12 projects about feedback and control, servo and stepper motors, and more.
This book contains engaging hands-on projects for SensorDAQ, LabQuest, or LabQuest Mini. It introduces engineering concepts and programming with NI LabVIEW software. An introductory knowledge of NI LabVIEW programming (see our Hands-On Introduction to NI LabVIEW book) is assumed.
This book introduces many important science and engineering concepts, including analog and digital input, sensors and how they are calibrated, feedback and control, analog and digital output, servo and stepper motors, PID control, pulse-width modulation, voltage dividers and Wheatstone bridges.
Included with Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier
- 12 challenging, hands-on projects for students (LabVIEW version 2009 or newer)
- Essential teacher information
- NI LabVIEW sample programs on CD for each project and challenge
- A generous site license. Buy one book and duplicate material for your class or distribute it electronically
- Microsoft® Word® files for all experiments and teacher files on CD. Easily modify these files to meet your personal teaching style.
Features listed above are only available when you purchase the book. The downloadable evaluation PDFs include student instructions only.
Projects and Challenges
This book describes twelve sensor-based projects that your students can build and program. Each project starts with a set of design requirements devoted to a specific engineering application. After the students have successfully mastered the goals set forth in the project, they are offered a challenge to further test their construction and/or programming skills. Some activities even offer an extreme challenge involving more complex logic or mathematics.
The activities are loosely ranked in order of increasing difficulty (Project 1 is easier than Project 12). A table of projects and their corresponding Vernier equipment requirements is listed below.
Surface Temperature Sensor (3)
Blood Pressure Sensor (1)
Instrumentation Amplifier (1)