NI myRIO Project Essentials Guide

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The myRIO Project Essentials Guide serves as the guide to interfacing NI myRIO to the wide variety of sensors, actuators, and displays contained in the NI myRIO Starter Kit, NI myRIO Mechatronics Kit, and NI myRIO Embedded Systems Kit that students will need for projects. Each project concentrates on a specific component or device using a mixture of text and video to guide the student through the learning process necessary to successfully integrate the component or device into the student's system.
by Dr. Ed Doering | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology



  • Students learn the concepts and characteristics of common sensors, actuators, and electrical components.
  • Students build conditioning circuits and run LabVIEW software to observe the functionality of sensors, actuators, and other electrical components.
  • Students apply concepts and observations by integrating sensors, actuators, and electrical components into system-level projects.


Level University
Topic Mechatronics
Style Project-Based Learning
Prerequisite Skills Basic LabVIEW familiarity, Basic circuit building


Related Resources


These labs prepare students with prerequisite skills.


These labs enable students to apply the skills they learn.


These labs have related concepts that can expand student experience.


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

myRIO Embedded Systems Accessory Kit

Includes sensors, devices, and a display for teaching and implementing embedded systems concepts.

myRIO Mechatronics Accessory Kit

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

myRIO Starter Accessory Kit

Includes sensors and components needed for basic projects. Students have the opportunity to engage in custom projects to learn sensor and actuator integration and basic programming.


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

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 Starter Accessory Kit
  • myRIO Embedded Kit
  • myRIO Mechatronics Kit
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