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 myTemp by Pitsco Education is a multisensor temperature measurement and control system for NI myDAQ. The system uses one analog input channel to read three thermistor inputs; the other analog input is switch-selectable between four additional thermistor inputs or an AUX input terminal. Additionally, the system provides access to two analog outputs, two digital I/O lines, and the 5 V supply from NI myDAQ. The myTemp is shipped with three NTC thermistors. This versatile system is used for teaching applications such as temperature process control, basic sensor measurements, and data acquisition and analysis. Students can directly explore the fundamental concepts of materials science and green engineering including heat transfer, conduction, convection, and radiation.
The companion courseware example illustrates heat transfer across the surfaces of different materials. Students measure the time it takes for different materials to react to both hot and cold temperature inputs. Another courseware example illustrates a relative humidity measurement using two thermistors. Students make correlations between humidity and external light sources in a closed environment.
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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