Labs for Quanser QNET Physics and Dynamics Add-on Board

In this set of experiments for the QNET Physics and Dynamics Add-on Board, students learn the basic principles related to physics and engineering dynamics. The system allow students to explore dynamic modeling and analysis hands-on, enhancing typically math-heavy courses and students' understanding the studied topics. The components of the board and accompanying labs are designed to map directly to classic physics and dynamics problems, and several parameters can be varied in a controlled and repeatable environment to give professors a comfortable level of customization to the instructional material.
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  • Students learn the basic operating principles of physics and engineering dynamics through a highly reconfigurable laboratory board
  • Students perform hands-on experiments with weights, pulleys, and catapults connected through the LabVIEW software environment to understand physical phenomena


Level University
Topic Physics and Dynamics
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Basic knowledge of LabVIEW


In this section, students learn about Newton's Second Law with a simple pulley system as well as projectile motion.
Students learn about material coefficients of friction through the use of a sliding mass on an inclined plane.
Students learn about Hooke's Law with an extension spring as well as equilibrium by building a complex pulley system.
Students learn about oscillations in a simple pendulum system and a spring-mass-damper system.


The NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) is a versatile laboratory platform that enables educators to teach over 20 different courses across science and engineering departments. The NI ELVIS integrates 12 common lab instruments including an oscilloscope, function...


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

Quanser QNET Physics and Dynamics Board

The Quanser QNET Physics and Dynamics Board is a versatile system designed to teach and demonstrate the basic principles of physics and engineering dynamics. Developed exclusively for the NI ELVIS platform and LabVIEW software, the system allows students to explore dynamic modeling and analysis...

Required Software

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  • LabVIEW 2014 or later (Requires license)
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module 2014 or later (Requires license)
  • NI DAQmx 14.0 or later
  • NI ELVISmx 14.0 or later

Required Hardware

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  • NI ELVIS II – View Specifications
  • Quanser QNET Physics and Dynamics Add-on Board – User manual is included in the main download above


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