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.
With the NI miniSystems Pioneer release, users in higher education (university/college) can purchase units to “ramp up” on integrating NI miniSystems into courses as soon as they are available. National Instruments actively collects feedback from NI miniSystems Pioneer release users to help suppliers and partners enhance the product before the next release. Pioneer release NI miniSystems are stable, but their features are not complete, so they most likely require custom programming to fully meet customer application needs. For this reason, National Instruments recommends that customers self-qualify to participate in the Pioneer release by obtaining basic NI LabVIEW training (LabVIEW Core 1 and 2 courses). Participants have access to the standard training discounts described at ni.com/training.
During the Pioneer release of an NI miniSystem, participants can obtain support by emailing email@example.com or by posting to a private NI Discussion Forum. To get access to the forum, participants can contact National Instruments using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
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