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Every day, students, educators, and academic researchers find new and exciting ways to use NI products. These written and video case studies are a few examples of how graphical system design is being used to add hands-on learning and relevance to education while accelerating innovation and discovery in academic research.
"Teaching NI tools in our undergraduate courses is producing postgraduate research students who can deliver practical instrumentation, control, and communication solutions from day one. For them, the challenge is the research and not the tools that are needed to deliver it."
"The combination of LabVIEW and CompactRIO delivered the computational power required for our low-level control and kinematic calculations, as well as the determinism and reliability required for our safety-critical operational logic."
"The tacit learning gained from the new ‘Hands-on’ approach by the University of Leeds helps not only to reinforce the core subject matter, but it forces the students to learn to deal with success and failure whilst learning about teamwork in a technical context."
"Overall, NI products simplified the whole setup. We quickly brought together hardware and software from many manufacturers into an incredibly compact, powerful, and cost-effective tokamak."
"We are excited to have a single, accessible platform that we can use for every lab in the course with NI myRIO. It combines the out-of-the-box nature of NI myDAQ with the performance of industry-grade technology from NI."
"The highly technical challenges involved in operating a full-scale robotics test bed in real time, integrated with a full nonlinear flight dynamics environment, could only be addressed using the real-time NI hardware and software."
"We can use the LabVIEW platform to acquire data with NI myDAQ and use advanced algorithms with the LabVIEW MathScript RT Module to process data, all with one unified user interface. Using seamless hardware integration, we can run our processes on a host PC or deploy to an embedded target such as NI CompactRIO or NI Single-Board RIO."
"The traditional approach for integrating numerous hardware targets required expertise in several programming languages and tools. However, with LabVIEW we created both Windows-based and FPGA applications in a single, unified development environment. We created and modified FPGA applications without requiring expertise in highly complex hardware description languages."
"CompactRIO offered a rugged, reliable, stand-alone platform, enabling our team to conduct prolonged testing, which would not have been possible on a traditional computer."
"We used NI CompactDAQ and LabVIEW to create a solution that simultaneously acquires and logs data as well as synchronizes I/O-channels, far exceeding our expectations."
Submit your most innovative solution for measurement and automation to the Engineering Impact Awards Paper Contest – the technical paper contest that showcases the most innovative uses of virtual instrumentation in teaching or research as well as from engineers in industry.
One winner and two runners-up will each be recognised for their achievement with a prize and their papers will be published in our NIDays case study booklet.
From inexpensive medical devices to autonomous underwater vehicles we want to see how students like you are engineering exciting, novel applications using LabVIEW.
Document and submit your project at uk.ni.com/studentdesign to earn a £30 Amazon Gift Voucher and be entered into our contest and the chance to win additional prizes.
UK Grand Prize Winner – £500 Amazon Gift Voucher and an opportunity to present at NIDays.
Global Grand Prize – The most outstanding and innovative LabVIEW Student Design Competition submission will win the global prize: A trip to NIWeek 2014, $2000 and GSDAA recognition.