Current and potential FIRST Mentors, Students and Teachers,
As you have likely heard, the LabVIEW Application Development environment
will be a programming option for all FIRST competitions starting in 2009.
On Friday, October 17th, Several National Instruments Field Engineers will
be conducting a LabVIEW hands-on intro session for FIRST teams at the Johns
Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel MD. The focus will be on
LabVIEW fundamentals- the FRC controllers with custom libraries are not
widely available at this time, and will not be used in the session. Some of
the hands-on exercises will use your PC sound card as an input device;
others will use a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot to provide the experience of
programming a mechanical system with LabVIEW. If you have a NXT kit
available, you will be asked to build and bring the robot ahead of time.
You will need to supply your own laptop.
The attendance limit is 120. Please limit you’re team’s attendance to 6 so
that we can accommodate more teams. Once you have registered, make sure to
follow ALL preparation instructions. Start this process early, as some of
the downloads and installs are lengthy. Follow this link to register:
Complete information regarding date, time and location are at this link:
Detailed information regarding requirements and preparation for the session
are here- please complete all preparation instructions before arriving at
the meeting. Some of the downloads and installations are lengthy, so leave
yourself plenty of time: