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LabVIEW and Hitechnic Angle Sensor

Author: Yu Hang He Email:
Date: Last modified on <08/21/17>
Keywords: LabVIEW, NXT, Hitechnic Angle Sensor

 Hitechnic Angle Sensor
The photo above depicts Hitechnic NXT Angle Sensor which allows you to measure axle rotational position and rotation speed. The Angle Sensor enables you to measure absolute angle, accumulated angle, and rotational speed. This tutorial shows you how to use LabVIEW to program Hitechnic NXT Angle Sensor and display the result on front panel and takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Motivation and Audience

This tutorial's motivation is to demonstrate how to program Hitechnic NXT Angle Sensor with LabVIEW. This tutorial assumes the reader has the following background and interests:

* Know how to program with LabVIEW. (LabVIEW Basic Tutorial)
* Perhaps also know how to operate LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT.
* Perhaps also have basic understanding of how to use MINDSTORMS module. (LabVIEW and NXT)
* This tutorial may also attract readers who want to use LEGO MINDSTORMS for instruction purpose.

The rest of this tutorial is presented as follows:

Parts List and Sources

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To complete this tutorial, you'll need the following items

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Step 1

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Step 2

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Final Words

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hitechnic_angle_encoder.1503346474.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/08/21 13:14 by yuhanghe