The writing's on the (water) wall: this week's LabVIEW demo unites art and science, and it is a match made in heaven. Imagine shimmering sprays of water against a backdrop of colorful light. With just the click of a mouse, the streams speed up, slow down, spell out names, trace intricate patterns, and draw beautiful things like hearts, smiling faces, and the initials NI. The engineers at Optimation Technology designed this über cool writing waterfall for trade shows and conferences, and it's currently making a splashy appearance at NIWeek 2011.
The waterfall uses NI CompactRIO (cRIO-9073), and its user interface was written with NI LabVIEW software. The power of LabVIEW allows its user to transform input data into liquid art by simply drawing his cursor on the computer interface. CompactRIO has much more capacity than the current application requires, so the team has a ton of room for future innovations. If you're currently at NIWeek, be sure to check out this cool demo in the Embedded Control Product Showcase on the NIWeek expo floor!
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