Tinker, Learn, and Do Engineering With NI myDAQ

These hands-on experiments cover a wide range of topics including analog and digital circuits, sensors and signal processing. The experiments are designed from a full-system perspective, integrating software and hardware solutions for a complete learning experience . Students will find these project-based labs not only entertaining in style but also comprehensive in content. The experiments highlight the many useful features of myDAQ while developing the students problem solving abilities. Once students have tried these experiments, they may find themselves tinkering and creating their own unique electrical systems.
by Professor Barry Parton | Dalhousie University



  • Students will reinforce their understanding of analog and digital systems.
  • Students will develop confidence in their analytical skills when working on projects with mulitple systems.
  • Students will improve data acquistion skills by using many different sensors throughout the lab.


Level University
Topic Electronics and Measurements
Style Project-based learning
Prerequisite Skills Introductory circuits and electronics 



Combines a comprehensive set of plug-and-play computer-based lab instruments with portability for hands-on student learning in or outside the lab.


LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Required Software

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  • LabVIEW (Requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx 
  • NI DAQmx

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