Abu Dhabi Welcomes WorldSkills 2017 Competition

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Abu Dhabi Welcomes WorldSkills 2017 Competition

This year, for the first time, the WorldSkills competition will be held in the Middle East! WorldSkills 2017 is happening in Abu Dhabi, the capital the United Arab Emirates. The ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) will house the event that boasts over 1,300 competitors and nearly an equal number of international experts. Delegates from 77 member countries will participate … Read More

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Do More with your NI myDAQ Data Acquisition Device

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Do More with your NI myDAQ Data Acquitision Device

The NI myDAQ is a data acquisition device designed for students. As a tool for introducing engineering concepts and problem-solving, it allows hands-on experimentation. As it is a portable device, it allows for analyzing and measuring live signals in the classroom or wherever you may be. The myDAQ combines easy-to-use software-defined instruments and hardware that you can use as a function generator, … Read More

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Use your Student Discount to Save Money

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How to Use your Student Discount to Save Money

It’s time to get back into the swing of things. With a new semester starting, there is a lot on your plate.  Luckily for you, there are some simple and easy ways you can save extra money to help your budget go further as you head back to school.  Let me introduce you to the student discount! What is a … Read More

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NI LabVIEW Tutorial: Installing Drivers for myDAQ

Mark PhilippAll Topics, National Instruments, Tutorial

NI LabVIEW Tutorial: Installing Drivers and ELVISmx for myDAQ

The NI myDAQ is a versatile data acquisition device that can be used with NI LabVIEW software. We’ve written many tutorials and informational blogs about the myDAQ. This post, however, will outline how to install the necessary drivers and software for the myDAQ. Why Do I Need Drivers with LabVIEW? When a computer needs to interact with some piece of … Read More

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Countdown to WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi

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Countdown to WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi

There are less than 100 days before the WorldSkills 2017 global vocational skills competition begins in Abu Dhabi! Teams from around the globe are busy making preparations for the 44th WorldSkills Competition in October. This event boasts over 1,300 participants from 77 countries. Showcasing the value of skills is the main objective of this event that is being organized by ACTVET, the … Read More

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How to Download and Install LabVIEW 2017 on Windows

Mark PhilippAll Topics, National Instruments, Support

How to Download and Install LabVIEW 2017 on Windows

It’s another year and National Instruments has released LabVIEW 2017. This guide will walk you through the steps for downloading and installing the product. LabVIEW 2017 System Requirements First, you’ll want to make sure your computer can run LabVIEW 2017. Refer to the below table to see the system requirements: Windows Run-Time Engine Development Environment Processor1 Pentium 4M/Celeron 866 MHz … Read More

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2017 WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Sponsor

kristielCompetitions & Contests, Robotics, STEM Education

2017 WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Sponsor

Teams from around the globe are preparing themselves for the 44th WorldSkills Competition in October. This event will take place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With over 1,300 participants from 77 countries, this event is sure to showcase the value of skills. There will be 51 different skill competitions representing six skill sectors. We … Read More

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How to Download and Install LabVIEW 2016 for Windows

kristielAll Topics, National Instruments, Support

How to Download and Install LabVIEW 2016 for Windows

National Instruments recently released LabVIEW 2016. With a new version of LabVIEW comes new instructions on installing it. This tutorial will help guide you through the process of downloading and installing LabVIEW 2016 on a Windows computer. LabVIEW System Requirements The first thing you want to look at is whether your computer meets the minimum system requirements or not. Refer … Read More

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Detecting Light Levels with the mySTEM for NI myDAQ

kristielNational Instruments, Tutorial

Detecting Light Levels With the mySTEM for NI myDAQ

A couple of weeks ago, I did a basic breadboard LED project using a mySTEM connected to a myDAQ. We created a simple circuit. This week, we will create a light detector using the mySTEM Project Board for the NI myDAQ and a couple of sensors/circuits. You’ll have a laser emitter that you’ll use to hit a photoresistor, which will … Read More

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