Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW™ and Vernier contains engaging hands-on projects for SensorDAQ, LabQuest, or LabQuest Mini. Students are introduced to engineering concepts and programming with NI LabVIEW software. An introductory knowledge of NI LabVIEW programming is assumed (see our lab book Hands-On Introduction to NI LabVIEW if your students are new to NI LabVIEW).
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.
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).
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