LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform used for data acquisition
& analysis, instrument control, prototyping and more. LabVIEW Home
Bundle has made this powerful software affordable for makers and
students. But what if you want to connect your LabVIEW projects to the
physical world? That's why we've created the Physical Computing Kit.
Experiment without breadboarding
What's in the kit?
The Physical Computing Kit comes with:
We selected the WF32 because of its extensive onboard capabilities. It
has a WiFi module that lets you communicate with a world of wireless
devices, a Micro SD card slot for reading & storing large amounts of
data, and a USB 2.0 controller for power, configuration, and your own
USB applications. But that's just the beginning, because you'll also
have access to the WF32's 43 available I/O pins. Connect whatever
sensors, displays, controls, peripherals, etc. you like and LabVIEW Home
will be able to use them.
Suppose you wanted to measure ambient light with a photocell, then turn
another light on when the sensor reading drops below a certain
threshold. (Commonly known as a 'dusk-to-dawn' circuit.)
With LabVIEW Home, there's no need to wire up sensors, potentiometers,
resistors, etc. on a breadboard. LabVIEW Home becomes the breadboard,
allowing you to create a block diagram graphically.
In other words, you don't need to learn physical circuits in order to create useful experiments & projects.
|With just the chipKIT WF32, you'll have a WiFi module, a Micro SD card slot, USB 2.0,
a potentiometer, and 4 LEDs all at your disposal.
You'll also be able to quickly create your own graphical user
interfaces. Does your project need switches, buttons, dials, numeric
displays, or more? You'll be able to choose from hundreds of controls,
graphs, and 3D visualization tools, then simply drag-and-drop them into
In LabVIEW, you can design your project's block diagram & graphical interface, all at once.
Now, imagine you want to expand your design. For instance, maybe you
want to add a high / low temperature range or a digital temperature
display. On a breadboard, it would mean adding parts, rewiring, testing,
etc. In LabVIEW, experimentation like this is much, much more
Need help getting started?
You'll find a growing collection of tutorials and examples at LabVIEW MakerHub
These tutorials can walk you through an introduction to the LabVIEW
interface, programming examples, setting up your WF32 for connection,
connecting to I/O, datalogging, and WiFi connectivity.
This software is licensed for personal, non-commercial, non-industrial,
non-academic purposes. Applications may be distributed only for
non-commercial, non-industrial, non-academic purposes.