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    Teach Students How to Control Sensors & Motors with LabVIEW and NI myRIO

    Teach Students How to Control Sensors & Motors with LabVIEW and NI myRIO

    Dig Deeper into Robotics and Controls Concepts

    Sanborn, NY - January 23, 2019 – Studica discovered that in many robotics competitions, students were simply going through the motions without truly grasping the subsystems and the code behind their work. Noticing a great opportunity to address this weakness, Studica developed the Robotics Sensor & Motor Training Kit for NI myRIO and LabVIEW. This innovative kit includes a Sensor Training Board and a Motor Training Board that easily plug into the myRIO and is available exclusively at Studica. The kit provides all the materials required to get started. Here is an example experiment using a photoresistor:

    As a Global Partner with WorldSkills International for the Mobile Robotics Competition, Studica continually strives to provide the best components and supplies to all its customers, particularly competing robotics teams. By researching the robotics competition landscape, Studica identified the need for an educational tool that teaches the basics of LabVIEW while at the same time helping students develop a complete understanding of how to control sensors, motors, and actuators. View this touch sensor project for digital input and output:


    "At Studica, we dedicate ourselves to developing robotics skills across the globe. We constantly research, listen, and learn so we can provide the best technologies. We proudly present this innovative kit that helps students build a clear understanding of how sensors and motors work with NI LabVIEW and the myRIO. This new kit is an excellent tool for schools competing in the WRO Advanced Robotics Challenge, WorldSkills Mobile Robotics, FIRST Robotics, and other robotics competitions,"

    -Frank Nanfara, President & CEO, Studica.

    In addition to the Sensor Training Board and the Motor Training Board, the kit includes connection cables, relevant sensors, motors, a power adaptor, and courseware. The courseware provides a variety of experiments that build an understanding of sensors, motors, and actuators. Watch this sample project where we are using pulse-width modulation (PWM) with a 3-color LED light:

    About Studica

    For over 30 years, Studica has been a leading supplier of software, robotics and technology products at significant education discounts to students, teachers, faculty, and schools. Studica offers relevant solutions for STEM education, language learning, and more. Studica also provides a wide range of products such as visualization and mechanical design software, 3D printers, DIY Robotics, Electronic hardware, STEM and robotics training kits, curriculum-based solutions, and much more.