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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Making an Isometric Character Controller Jump in Unity

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Making an Isometric Character Controller Jump in Unity

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to create an isometric character controller in Unity 3D. I even made a video with instructions! The video has done surprisingly well and it has received a fair number of comments asking me questions. A lot of people want to extend the character controller in certain ways. Specifically, several people were … Read More

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

In modern game design and development, 2D and 3D animations are increasingly complex. If you’ve worked on a game in any capacity, you have probably come across a need to have, for example, a walking animation trigger a running animation based on movement speed. To tackle such a problem, Unity 3D has something called blend trees. In this post, we’ll … Read More

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How to Control LEDs with Raspberry Pi

kristielAll Topics, Tutorial

How to Control LEDs with Raspberry Pi

Today, we’ll be looking at how we can use the Raspberry Pi to turn light emitting diodes (LEDs) on and off. This is one of the most basic things you can do with a Raspberry Pi but it’s a great starting point for learning about physical computing. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a Raspberry Pi that … Read More

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Create an Isometric Camera and Character Controller in Unity

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, Tutorial, Unity Game Development

Unity Tutorial: Create an Isometric Camera and Character Controller in Unity

In this post, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a simple isometric camera and character controller in Unity. By the end of this tutorial, you should have a simple 3D character that you can move around in an isometric scene using the WASD keys on your keyboard. What is an Isometric Game? An isometric game is one … Read More

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IBM SPSS Activation Help: Cannot Open Authorization Wizard Fix

kristielAll Topics, Support, Tutorial

IBM SPSS Activation Help: Cannot Open Authorization Wizard Fix

This post will detail how to activate your SPSS software if you are unable to open the SPSS License Authorization Wizard. This will require the use of the command prompt (Windows) or terminal (Mac). It is recommended that you are relatively experienced with computers and using command lines. You can also visit the IBM SPSS Student Support Portal for help. IBM … 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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Wiring an Electric Motor with the mySTEM for NI myDAQ

kristielNational Instruments, Tutorial

How to Wire an Electric Motor with mySTEM Project Board for NI myDAQ

We’ve been working on a series of activities that explain how you can enhance the capabilities of the National Instruments myDAQ using the mySTEM Project Board. This week, we’ve got another exciting mySTEM Project Board project to share. This time around, Mark will walk you through how to wire a 12V DC motor to the mySTEM and control it using the … 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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