Category Archives: Work

LabVIEW: Using the Mouse Scroll Wheel

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work on a fairly complex LabVIEW application.   It utilizes a number of controls and indicators which have vertical scrollbars (e.g. text boxes and arrays).  This gives users access to a great deal … Continue reading

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LabVIEW: Storing Diverse Data

Well it’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve now been using National Instruments LabVIEW for six years.  I started off with LabVIEW v7.1 and have used every version since (it’s now called LabVIEW 2010).  So I’m definitely a fan.  … Continue reading

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Plasma for Waste Disposal?

Plasma.  You’ve probably heard of it before (and hopefully somewhere outside of Best Buy).  It is the fourth state of matter (the first three being solid, liquid, and gas), in which molecules have been split apart into their most basic … Continue reading

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Job: Acquired

Plus: Why you shouldn’t keep your hotel room key in the same pocket as your phone. Well, it’s finally happened.  After forty-five applications, twelve weeks, eleven interviews, five hotels, and five offers, I’ve finally accepted a full-time job.  And while … Continue reading

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The Mechatronics TVIP (+Video)

Today’s post is going to be a trip down memory lane for me.  The TVIP or Thrust-Vectoring Inverted Pendulum was my very first real engineering project in college.  My good friend Alex and I constructed it almost five years ago, … Continue reading

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