Note: Includes 12 volt power supply. Customers outside North America may require local plug adopter
As shipped in Feb. 2013, this is a "Pioneer Release"
of what should become a very valuable product. The National Instruments website says it is intended for higher education and recommends that "customers self-qualify to participate in the Pioneer release by obtaining basic NI LabVIEW training." Anyone
purchasing the current version should also be aware that it requires BOTH a myDAQ interface and LabVIEW 2011 software. I have LabVIEW 2010 on 1 computer
and LabVIEW 2012 on another, and had substantial
difficulty making the necessary conversions to run
the control software which was provided.
You should also note that the software must be downloaded from National Instruments, since the
package I received included no software and very
little in the way of instructions. The image on
the Studica site was also misleading in that it
showed a tower which was not part of my package.
That said, this is still a well-made and very
useful piece of equipment for "pioneers" who want
to explore new, fun and effective ways of teaching STEM. It combines the fun of simulated earthquakes
with realistic challenges as learners set up the hardware, software, and sensors, and it provides
an almost unlimited set of opportunities to apply principles of math, science and engineering.
I am a other
I am using this product for Professional Development
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