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How to control a device through the network Feb. 28, 2018 How to Control a Device Through the Network In the lab, it is common to find different computers connected to specific devices. For example,when you keep older PCs which are able to communicate with very specific hardware. You may also have different computers when there are mobile instruments that you share among different users. In these situations it becomes very useful to be able to exchange information between your main computer and a secondary one. Read Article
How to Write a Driver with Lantz Feb. 23, 2018 How to Write a Driver with Lantz Lantz is a package written by several researchers who wanted to have a framework to build instrumentation on Python. It is open source and hosted on Github. Their description is very clear: Read Article
Controlling a National Instruments card with Python Feb. 21, 2018 Controlling a National Instruments Card with Python One of the most common devices in a lab is a National Instruments acquisition card, also called a DAQ. As you probably know by now, the default programming environment for such cards is Lab View, but what you may not be aware is that there are libraries for interfacing with other languages. NI provides a common driver to all of their devices called NI-DAQmx and how to use their hardware through the C programming language is well documented. Read Article

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