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  1. @Chris Cilino It's working for me now... It wasn't before. Sorry for the false alarm.
  2. Bryan

    HP48

    I had a TI-85 that I had to buy for college. Loved that thing. Lent it to a friend of mine where I used to work, who accidentally left it in a conference room and I never saw it again. They gave me their TI-83 as a replacement, but I had a lot of programs I wrote on my 85 that were lost.
  3. Linky no worky for me...
  4. It works for me just fine on latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Stupid question: have you tried clearing cookies and cache? On a side-note:
  5. Bryan

    Things I Hate

    Ditto! It's bitten me a couple of times since I started at my current employer. I've found instances where developers (who are no longer here, or were contracted by a certain NI Alliance Partner) have configured global tasks and channels in MAX and called them from LabVIEW/TestStand code. Also, I've seen where they've defined custom names for devices in MAX and referenced them in LabVIEW executables. I don't now what's been causing it lately (Win-blows updates?), but several of our factory testers, which use the methods above have been "forgetting" their custom MAX-defined names in re
  6. Sorry to revive an old topic, but I'm currently looking for a solution to this as well. I had found something on the NI forums, but it looks like it only works for TestStand 4.1.1. : Runstate.Root.Locals.DatabaseOptions.ConnectionString However, I'm using TestStand 2013 and 2016 and this expression doesn't appear to be valid for these versions. Edit: After some digging, I found that it can be found at: RunState.Root.Locals.ModelPluginConfiguration.Plugins[ARRAY] This will return an array of configured plugins. I'm assuming that this is going to vary for everyo
  7. You could add additional I/O to the Pi by connecting Arduinos to it. If you install LINX on the Arduino(s), your deployed LabVIEW application can control I/O on the Pi AND on the Arduino(s) using the LINX toolkit. I haven't done this personally (I'm using another home-grown method), so I don't have a "How To" for it. However, I know that I've stumbled on the above idea in one of my recent Google searches.
  8. As an individual of alternative-handedness, I find this thread and its comparison to my suffering by the majority in a right-handed dominated world to be offensive. 😁 Nah... we lefties improvise, adapt, and overcome. <Insert meme featuring Bear Grylls here>
  9. I'm attempting to get LabVIEW 2018 along with DAQmx and VISA installed on a machine (virtual) running Centos7 and am wondering if anyone else is doing similar. The main problems I've run into, by following NI's instructions for DAQmx and LabVIEW 2018 support is that it appears some of the DAQmx tools don't install (e.g. "lsdaq") and the additional NI software doesn't appear in the "Applications >> National Instruments" Gnome GUI menu. I can access serial devices once NI VISA is installed (after adding myself to the "dialout" group), but cannot see or access any DAQmx device
  10. What type of serial communication are you using? RS232, RS485, RS422, I2C, SPI, ETC? The type you are using will determine whether it's physically possible to have multiple masters/slaves on the same connection. If you're using a compatible serial connection, yes... LabVIEW can do what you're asking. As far as how... there are already lots of examples built into LabVIEW and on the internet.
  11. Your request is too vague. Please provide more information as gb119 had stated, otherwise we won't be able (or willing) to help you. Your request reads like: "Hey, I want you to help me come up with a thing that does stuff for free by the end of the month. Okay? Bye-bye!" Otherwise, it seems like you're (vaguely) asking for either free labor or trying to get someone to complete a homework assignment for you.
  12. Okay... I'll bite just because I'm curious. While I was reading your post on how you fixed it, I was thinking of all of the times that I've reviewed code and shook my head when I see that type of programming.
  13. How specifically are you trying to create the folder? I'm using LabVIEW 2016 on Windows 7 and just tried creating a folder named "Blah 1.1" on my desktop. I did it using the "Create Folder" node located in the "File I/O" >> "Adv File Funcs" palette and it worked for me. If you're using Windows 10 and LV 2017, I'm not sure if one of those could be the culprit.
  14. With good reason! We "y's" are pretty sketchy.
  15. I think he'll be cool with it.
  16. I tried to log into the Wiki using my LAVA username/password and it wouldn't let me. So then, I tried to reset my password by specifying my username and email address. It said that there was no email address recorded for my username. Next, I tried creating an account with my username, and of course it won't let me since "Bryan" already exists. So, I gave up and went with "SouthPaw". But, I would still like to access the Wiki under my LAVA username. Would it be possible for a Wiki admin to make that happen? If it's too much of a pain, I can just stick with "SouthPaw".
  17. Loving this central location of organized and searchable LabVIEW knowledge! (Just like LAVA.😁) I've made a couple of small contributions to this so far. Mostly clicking on "Random Article" and reviewing it for typos and broken links. I set somewhat of a personal goal of trying to do this at least once per workday. Every little bit helps, right? Granted, they're not contributions on a grand scale yet, (i.e I'm not creating articles, etc.) but maybe I'll get there. This is my first time contributing to a Wiki of any kind, so I'm a n00b at it.
  18. Judging by the poll results thus far, it looks like there is a LOT of interest in having a LAVA code repository for those that are not using VIPM Pro. That's to be expected though. If a public repository were to be set up somewhere, I'm assuming that JKI would have the option of adding it to the list of canned repositories for the Pro and Free versions if they so choose.
  19. From my experiences, TS seemed to be overkill for a lot of applications with which I have been involved, like "trying to swat a fly with a Buick" (to quote a friend). Add to that the additional cost of deployment/debug licenses for multiple test stations, the bill goes up quickly. Learning curve also comes into play as TS has seemed to become its own programming language and is not as easy to learn as LabVIEW for those without the budget or time to take the training classes. With a "roll your own", after the initial time investment of creating a test sequencer in LabVIEW, you can de
  20. Here's another quick and dirty example just using local variables and two separate while loops. I don't like using sequences and local vars in practice myself, but this is just a way to show you a simple way to control parallel loops. It's quirky, but I hope it gives you an idea. There are much better ways to implement parallel loop control and communication, but I just wanted to provide a quick example for you. The "Stop" button is set up to use latch functionality, which isn't compatible with having it used as a local var, so I had to create a separate indicator for "Stop All" to "ho
  21. You're probably going to have to implement a producer/consumer design pattern if you want truly parallel processes. There are many examples of them in the LabVIEW examples. I wasn't sure whether going into producer/consumers was going to be overkill for what you wanted, but you may want to look into going that route based on your description. For simplicity's sake (and my lack of time), and to illustrate what I was talking about in my first paragraph using a timeout case, I've attached a VI (in LabVIEW 2016) that uses the timeout case. The default timeout is -1, which means that the ev
  22. A while loop will not iterate until all nodes within have completed execution. First thing: do you have a "Timeout" event case defined? If not, your loop is going to "hang" and only loop when your "Numeric" value changes. The wire you have currently running to the "timeout" terminal of your event structure is not going to do anything as this defines the amount of time that the event structure "waits' for an event before proceeding via the "Timeout" event case. You'll need to wire a separate constant for your iteration delay (i.e. Timeout value), say: 1000ms. If you wanted these tw
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