HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Edison and Haystack
Cabe Atwell   4/22/2013 5:35:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Needle in a haystack... giant magnet. Bam!

 

Labview can relay your data acquisition to tablets and phone easily. This one feature is worth a look at...

C

ttemple
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Edison and Haystack
ttemple   4/22/2013 12:59:08 PM
NO RATINGS
I just saw some old movie with a good line.  It went something like "It's easy to find a needle in a haystack.  Get a horse eat the hay, then x-ray the horse."

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Go virtual or go home
Nancy Golden   4/21/2013 11:04:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Test and measurement software such as Labview is a great solution - it eliminates the need to do low level programming and once you become conversant in it - you can achieve a lot in a small amount of time. Back in the day I did a lot of IEEE (GPIB) programming as a Certified Testpoint Application Specialist - I was a test engineer for a semiconductor company. Being able to write programs that allowed remote data monitoring was huge back then and invaluable today.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Edison and Haystack
Greg M. Jung   4/6/2013 2:19:00 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree.  Today's lean product development environment must be as efficient as possible in order to quickly get quality products to market on time and on cost.  Basic theoy is the foundational starting point of good design.

On the filp side, unintended failure modes in these user interfaces could be present, so thorough user validation testing should be performed before release.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Edison and Haystack
tekochip   4/5/2013 10:25:17 AM
NO RATINGS
The opening paragraph reminds me of what Tesla said about Edison;
 
If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.
 


apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Designing Virtually
apresher   4/5/2013 9:29:55 AM
NO RATINGS
This is a trend where we should see very strong growth. The ability to create virtual interfaces for monitoring almost any aspect of machine performance is getting easier with new tools. Thanks for the article.  Excellent.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Go virtual or go home
Cabe Atwell   4/5/2013 3:13:47 AM
NO RATINGS
This article opened me up to Labview a little bit more. I plan on integrating more virtual test in some products I am working on at the moment.

I either empirically test a valve for months, or I get test data and make analytical assumptions.

Seems like an obvious choice, no?

C



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
Connected sensor-enabled applications will improve the consumer experience -- and generate new revenue streams.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
Printrbot unveils its all-metal Printrbot Simple, bringing durability to low-cost 3D printers.
Today's robots should be respected, and humans should be wary of their growing skills and sophistication. Quite simply, robots are better than us in a lot of ways. Here are 10 of them.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service