If you’ve been using LabVIEW and LabVIEW MakerHub LINX to interact with your microcontroller, you’ll be delighted to know the newest version of LINX was recently released. Download the LINX 2.1 Beta with this VIPM (VI Package Manager) link here. This new version includes support for the following Pmods:
- PmodBT2 (Bluetooth module)
- PmodGPS (GPS)
- PmodJSTK (Joystick)
- PmodMAXSONAR (Ultrasonic range finder)
- PmodTMP3 (Ambient temperature sensor)
- PmodACL (Accelerometer)
- PmodALS (Ambient light sensor)
- PmodCMPS (Compass)
- PmodGYRO (Gyroscope)
- PmodMIC3 (Microphone)
- PmodTC1 (Thermocouple)
The LINX 2.1 Beta also adds support for the BeagleBone Black (BBB) and the Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi 2)! Both boards support UART/Serial and TCP (ethernet or WiFi) connections from LabVIEW. For more information on how to use the BBB and the RPi 2 with LabVIEW, check out this link.
This release also includes numerous bug fixes that make working with LabVIEW even more streamlined and rewarding!
The included subVIs for the various Pmods are also a great way to learn how to use SPI, I2C, and UART interfaces. If you haven’t, check out my Instructables on SPI, I2C, and UART in LabVIEW so you can learn to write your own interfaces with our different Pmods or other sensors. If you’re looking for ideas for a project, you can also see all of my Instructables here.