Compass

Demonstration setup for compass connected to NI myRIO MXP.
In this project, students learn the principles of operation and applications of a compass, as well as the principles of the I2C communication protocol. Students use myRIO and LabVIEW to calibrate and sense magnetic strength using a compass. In these activities, students follow steps to demonstrate correct operation of the compass, watch videos involving theory, and participate in a short activity after each video.
by Dr. Ed Doering | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
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This is module 22 of 39 in the course set, NI myRIO Project Essentials Guide.

STUDENT MATERIALS

 
  • PDF Project Manual
  • LabVIEW Code
  • Video Tutorials (linked within Project Manual)
 

SKILLS REQUIRED

 
  • Basic LabVIEW familiarity
  • Basic circuit building

Related Resources

EXPLORE

These labs have related concepts that can expand student experience.

myRIO

Provides reconfigurable I/O that allows you to teach and implement multiple design concepts with one device.

myRIO Mechatronics Accessory Kit

Includes motors, sensors, and resources for teaching and implementing mechatronics concepts.

LabVIEW

An integrated development environment designed specifically for engineers and scientists.

Required Software

Download Academic Software, Learn About Software Licensing
  • myRIO Software Bundle (2013 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit
 

Required Hardware

Purchase Engineering Education Products
  • myRIO (enclosed) - View Specifications
  • myRIO Mechatronics Kit
    • Kit components included in this module:
      • Compass
      • Jumper Wires
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