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LabVIEW: More Tips and Tricks

Quick post today.  I recently stumbled across this excellent PDF by Nick Golas.  It contains an enormous quantity of time-saving tips for users of LabVIEW (originally hosted by the IEEE here).  What’s great about this particular work is that it’s … Continue reading

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Pure Analog Servo Control

Hobby servos, such as the one pictured at right, are wonderfully useful little devices.  You’ll find them moving control surfaces on model planes, in steering linkages on RC cars, and even in the feeding mechanism of an automatic ping-pong ball … Continue reading

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No no, you’ve got it backwards.

A lot of things in this world just aren’t easily reversible. And no, I’m not referring to the strict definition of thermodynamic reversible processes. What I mean is that many conversions (energy, chemical, etc.) and systems cannot be readily reversed. … Continue reading

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So You Want to Use PWM, Eh?

Pulse-width modulation. It probably sounds a little confusing if you’re new to electronics. Kindof a word mashup, really. What do pulses, width, and modulation have to do with each other anyway? I remember first learning about PWM during my freshman … Continue reading

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