This is a basic example to get you introduced into Arduino and LabView development platform. You will be able to control the build-in LED from a Arduino UNO board in 5 minutes without any programming skills.
What you need:
- Arduino UNO board
- PC with NI LabView
Step 1: Install Arduino IDE
Step 2: Install LabView
Step 3: Open LabView and go to Tools -> VI Package Manager
Step 4: Search for “LabVIEW Interface for Arduino“. Right click and Install.
Step 5: Open Explorer and navigate to [LabVIEW Installation folder]\vi.lib\LabVIEW Interface for Arduino\Firmware\LIFA_Base
e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\vi.lib\LabVIEW Interface for Arduino\Firmware\LIFA_Base
Step 6: Open LIFA_Base.ino file using Arduino IDE. Connect the Arduino board to your PC. Select your UNO board from Tools option (board typer and COM port).
Step 7: Upload the Sketch (firmware) to your Arduino.
Step 8: Close Arduino IDE. Your board is now ready to be controlled using LabVIEW. Open LabVIEW and create a new VI.
Step 9: Create a simple logic using Arduino functions to control Digital Port 13 (build-in LED).
- Init communication with Arduino UNO board
- Configure Digital Pin 13 as Output (to control LED)
- While Loop (read the LabVIEW interface button until Stop is pressed)
- Close communication with Arduino UNO board
Or just download this VI example made in LabVIEW 2017:
And that’s all. My result looks looks like this: