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From smartphones to industrial machines to transportation networks, the amount of devices acquiring and sharing data is on the rise. As the interconnectedness of devices continues to grow, it is crucial that you harness the power of this data to make informed decisions that drive innovation and mitigate risk.

 

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Here‘s a list of NIWeek 2014 sessions that will equip you with the right set of tools to acquire, analyze, and visualize data to make informed decisions fast.


TS4358 - What’s New in LabVIEW 2014

Discover how LabVIEW 2014 expands your access to the latest hardware technologies, streamlines application development with new LabVIEW features, and supports you better with community toolkits. Don’t miss this session if you’re a LabVIEW developer!

 

Tuesday, Aug 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM– 16B

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM– 16B

 

TS4899 - How to Get More Value From Your Data

At this session, explore the NI technical data management solution with a focus on the underlying technology of NI DataFinder. Also take an in-depth look at how you can search and mine your data whether your application spans a few team members or globally.

 

Wednesday, Aug 6, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM– 19A

 

TS3309 - Life After DAQ - How Can I Analyze All my Data?

Deriving knowledge from acquired data is key to gaining a competitive edge in the market. But are you using the right post-processing tool to reveal the value hidden in your data?

 

Tuesday, Aug 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM– 19A

Wednesday, Aug 6, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM– 19A

 

TS3285 - Creating Highly Innovative User Interfaces With LabVIEW

Discover how to use LabVIEW to create highly innovative UIs that you didn’t know were possible. Also explore UI tools as well as tips and tricks to make you more proficient with LabVIEW.

 

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM– 16B

Wednesday, Aug 6, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM– 16B

 

>> Add these sessions to your NIWeek schedule now.

NIWeek 2014 is now two short months away! If you’re involved in the LabVIEW Tools Network, you might be interested in the following deadlines.

 

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Developing a Software Add-on?

If you’re working on a new product and want to offer it on the LabVIEW Tools Network, the product must be reviewed and certified Compatible with LabVIEW. In order to review all products before NIWeek, we must receive your submission by Friday, May 30.

 

Want to Submit an App to the 2014 LabVIEW Tools Network Awards?

Each year, NI executive leadership selects outstanding software apps for achievements in innovation. These awards are presented on Alliance Day and finalists receive one Full Conference Pass to attend NIWeek. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 30. Finalists will be notified by June 27.

 

>> Submit your new product application.

>> Enter your LabVIEW Tools Network Awards application.

NIWeek 2014 is only two months away, and the LabVIEW team has been busy preparing the biggest LabVIEW Zone we’ve ever had. This year, you’ll get the chance to demonstrate feats of strength, lightning-fast reflexes, and quick feet as you compete against your friends and colleagues with three new interactive sports science demos. You can also prove your intellectual chops by taking on LabVIEW in a chess challenge – we’ve been working hard on our algorithms all year. Finally, you can compete to win the most prestigious trophy that NIWeek has to offer at the LabVIEW Coding Challenge. Beat the six-time undefeated champion, Darren Nattinger, and have your name immortalized in LabVIEW lore.

 

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We’re really excited to show off the amazing things LabVIEW can do on the NIWeek show floor this year. Come by and check out cutting edge technologies and exciting new products. We’ll also have engineers on site throughout the conference to answer your burning LabVIEW questions.

 

  >> Register for NIWeek today.

If you couldn’t make it to NIWeek or NIDays, clear your calendar for the end of January! Virtual NI Technology Days brings you some of the best sessions from these events in 22 free, interactive webcasts on January 28-31.

 

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Four tracks will cover the latest in LabVIEW, embedded system design, automated test, and measurements. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

 

LabVIEW sessions include:

  • Going Mobile with the LabVIEW Data Dashboard
  • Signal Processing with LabVIEW
  • Tips and Tricks to Speed Your LabVIEW Development
  • User Interface Design Best Practices

 

>> See the full agenda and register for sessions.

 

With time comes change and since NIWeek 2012 is fast approaching, new products are launching, and NI LabVIEW adoration is soaring, the LabVIEW in Action blog is undergoing a few changes.

 

LabVIEW in Action is here to serve you; the reader, the engineer, and the LabVIEW software lovers. So we want to take the time to learn what you want to read about most! Features on interesting and diverse applications will still be on the calendar, and we’ll always keep you updated on new events, but now it’s our turn to read about you.

 

What do you want to see? Cool hacks, fun engineering news, LabVIEW tips, viral engineering memes? Anything else? None of this?

 

Tell us in the comments below what you want to read about…we’re always listening.

 

 



Applications Engineer Ryan Theuer helps NI customers innovate every day. So when his bride-to-be wanted a photo booth at their July wedding reception, Ryan used the opportunity to create his own solution using NI LabVIEW software. With PBC pipe and a curtain, he built a fully-enclosed, mobile photo booth that not only cost a fraction of a rented one, but also included even more features.

 

Ryan first wrote the app’s code using LabVIEW, then stripped down and reformatted an old computer to operate only the LabVIEW run-time engine and NI-IMAQdx vision acquisition software. These two programs worked together to acquire and process the images taken in the photo booth. After assembling a 4 ft. by 5 ft. structure; incorporating a photo printer, web camera, and touch screen; and, of course, winning his fiancé’s approval, Ryan was ready to debut the photo booth at their reception.

 

Here's a screenshot of the program:

 

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Needless to say, it was a big hit! Once inside the photo booth, guests used the touch screen to enter their names and the number of people in their group, then a clock counted down five seconds before taking four consecutive snapshots. After striking their poses, the group could choose between black-and-white or color prints, add their photos to the guestbook, and receive copies by printing them or sending electronic versions to themselves via email or text. The photo booth also features a custom background and cool video message function that allows guests to record a 30-second speech for the bride and groom.

 

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Ryan’s photo booth was such a success that he plans to rent it out for future events. He’s already received his first booking from another NI employee who’s also ready to say “I do”!

 

Congrats to the newlyweds!

 

>> Check out more DIY LabVIEW apps.

Applications Engineer Ryan Theuer helps NI customers innovate every day. So when his bride-to-be wanted a photo booth at their July wedding reception, Ryan used the opportunity to create his own solution using NI LabVIEW software. With PBC pipe and a curtain, he built a fully-enclosed, mobile photo booth that not only cost a fraction of a rented one, but also included even more features.

 

Ryan first wrote the app’s code using LabVIEW, then stripped down and reformatted an old computer to operate only the LabVIEW run-time engine and NI-IMAQdx vision acquisition software. These two programs worked together to acquire and process the images taken in the photo booth. After assembling a 4 ft. by 5 ft. structure; incorporating a photo printer, web camera, and touch screen; and, of course, winning his fiancé’s approval, Ryan was ready to debut the photo booth at their reception.

 

Here's a screenshot of the program:

 

Photobooth Screenshot.PNG

 

Needless to say, it was a big hit! Once inside the photo booth, guests used the touch screen to enter their names and the number of people in their group, then a clock counted down five seconds before taking four consecutive snapshots. After striking their poses, the group could choose between black-and-white or color prints, add their photos to the guestbook, and receive copies by printing them or sending electronic versions to themselves via email or text. The photo booth also features a custom background and cool video message function that allows guests to record a 30-second speech for the bride and groom.

 

1Groom0.png

 

 

Ryan’s photo booth was such a success that he plans to rent it out for future events. He’s already received his first booking from another NI employee who’s also ready to say “I do”!

 

Congrats to the newlyweds!

 

>> Check out more DIY LabVIEW apps.

Last week NI hosted the 17th annual graphical system design conference in Austin, Texas. More than 3,000 engineers and scientists made it down to NIWeek and had the opportunity to network, attend technical presentations, and see NI tools in action.

 

In case you weren’t able to make it to NIWeek this year, here are some of our favorite apps from the show floor.

 

Angry Eagles


This cool app consists of an Angry Birds game recreated in LabVIEW and an actual slingshot that uses NI CompactDAQ with digital and analog I/O. Users can launch the slingshot, as they would in a regular game of Angry Birds, thereby launching a bird in the game running in LabVIEW.

 

 

 

Going to the Stars With NI LabVIEW


If you never thought you’d get to travel into space, think again. Commercial space flight is on the horizon. Star Systems Inc. made an appearance on the NIWeek expo floor with its prototype spacecraft for private space flight. The system includes a PXI controller and LabVIEW to integrate all the subsystems and test engine setup.

 

 

 

Soccer-Playing Robot


One of the objectives of RoboCup is for an entire soccer team of humanoid robots to play a team of World Cup champions and win by the year 2050. Dr. Dennis Hong and his team are getting closer and closer to meeting that goal. This year, their CHARLI-L2 humanoid robot won first place in the 2011 Adult Size RoboCup Competition. Hong brought two robots, powered by LabVIEW, to NIWeek. Not only are they adorable – they are pretty good at soccer too.

 

 

 

>> Check out more cool demos and sweet apps from NIWeek.

The final program for NIWeek 2011 is now available.

 

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The program provides full abstracts, presenter listings and times on the more than 200 technical sessions as well as information on the exhibitors participating in NIWeek. The program also highlights networking opportunities and special events such as the Academic Forum, Big Physics Symposium and the Industry Experts Panel.

 

View the NIWeek 2011 final program to learn more or visit www.ni.com/niweek to register for the conference.

For the 10th consecutive year, LAVA (LabVIEW Advanced Virtual Architects) and OpenG are hosting a barbeque during NIWeek for LabVIEW users.

 

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LAVA and OpenG are two popular online forums where LabVIEW users discuss LabVIEW programming, exchange code and gather feedback to be shared with NI LabVIEW R&D. The groups’ NIWeek barbeque brings together forum members and other LabVIEW users for a fun evening of food and networking.

 

The 2011 barbeque will take place Tuesday, August 2 at Scholz Garten in downtown Austin. Tickets for the event are $30 per person.

 

Visit the LAVA forum to learn more and purchase tickets.