What is Arduino? Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. LabVIEW, Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.)
What is LabVIEW? LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench)is system design software that provides with the tools needed to create and deploy measurement and control systems through unprecedented hardware integration. LabVIEW inspires you to solve problems, accelerates your productivity, and gives you the confidence to continually innovate. Also the software is used for a wide variety of applications and industries
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Step To Interface Arduino + LabVIEW! 1. Purchase an Arduino board. You can find them at Myduino.com (For Malaysia) , Sparkfun (Over Sea) or other suppliers. Make sure to order a USB cable if you don’t already have one. There are two main boards. The Uno and the Mega. I purchased mine on Amazon.com. 2. Make sure you have LabVIEW 2010 or newer installed. The VIs that are included in the LIFA are saved in LV 2010, so this is the version of LV that you must have to be able to use the LIFA. If you do not have this version of LabVIEW, you can download a 30 day evaluation of it from ni.com/trylabview 3. Install NI-VISA Drivers. To LabVIEW, the arduino appears as a serial instrument device. To communicate with serial instruments in LabVIEW, you need to have the latest version of the NIVISA driver. You can get the latest NI-VISA drivers here. Make sure to select the latest Windows or Mac versions. 4. Install the Arduino IDE and drivers for Windows. You can download them from the Arduino website here....