Inspired by customer applications and developed in collaboration with leading educational suppliers, NI miniSystems are small-scale replications of real-world systems that connect with NI educational hardware and software to create engineering and science systems.
The myQuake by Pitsco Education is a motion system with accelerometer measurement and motion control capabilities for NI myDAQ. The system includes a platform featuring structures that move from side to side and two accelerometer inputs that measure acceleration in the x, y, or z axis. It is the ideal tool for teaching structural design concepts in a hands-on, dynamic way. Students can directly control the motion profile and measure the resulting forces on structures they build themselves. This NI miniSystem can also be used for teaching applications such as resonant frequencies, sensor measurement, and data acquisition and analysis.
The companion courseware example illustrates the effects of different construction methods by displaying the detected acceleration at two locations on a structure. Students can adjust the speed of the table while observing and recording the resulting forces. They build structures to meet sets of requirements and constraints while minimizing the effects of externally applied motion.
Manufactured by Pitsco Education.
The myQuake can be purchased in packages of 10 from NI and in single units from: