DISTek Judges at FIRST Robotics Competition

Judge Shawn Pezley, Mentor Mike Weno, Judge Dillon Glissmann, & Judge Paul Mueller

Along with two other employees at DISTek, I received the privilege to be a judge at the Iowa regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The theme this year was steampunk and teams needed to work cooperatively to power a Victorian era steam powered airship.

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NI Days 2015 – Visit DISTek in Chicago

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Designing an HiL test system, need to modernize your laboratory, or do you just dabble in LabVIEW in your spare time? Meet DISTek’s system designers and LabVIEW architects at NI Days Chicago October 15. DISTek engineers will be at booth 19 to answer any questions you may have, maybe even that tough engineering question that has been eluding you. Put them to the challenge and see what they can do for you.

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NI Days 2014

NI Days 2014
DISTek will be attending NI Days Chicago 2014 and is excited to be offering our Certified LabVIEW Architects as free resources during the event. If you have engineering questions, are stuck on an issue or do not even know where to start then swing by and put our architects to the test. With PCs available and complementary USB drives, our experts will be able to do more than just talk through you problem, they will be able to help you create actual code that you will be able to take back and put to use.

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LabVIEW with Mobile Devices

LabVIEW is a great fit for tablets
photo: Gary Honey

The growing use of mobile technology in people's personal lives has started to influence how they want to approach their work. Individuals have immediate information at their fingertips and now are looking for the same immediate access in their work environment. Documents, e-mail messages, calendars and meeting reminders are already available, but how do users get real-time access to the applications being used around them? Some existing applications send out text messages and email, but just as personal mobile usage has moved beyond these simple communication methods so can the business world.

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LabVIEW Issues When Upgrading From Windows XP To Windows 7

In April 2014 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP. Microsoft has developed a Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to see if your current computer will be able to support the transition to Windows 7.

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Through experience and hard work, we’ve identified fixes to common issues moving LabVIEW to Windows 7. Some of the issues we have encountered during upgrades include getting administrative rights to the system and  accounting for the Windows 7 directory structure change where the files are located at “C:\Program Files (x86)\” instead of “C:\Program Files\” for non-native Windows 7 applications.

Additionally, issues may occur if your computer is part of a domain where certain Windows Services start up automatically on boot-up. If you run into a domain issue you may want to try the following: Read full blog post here...

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Modeling Automated Vehicle Guidance

Recently, DISTek completed a project to integrate a test system into the loop with automated vehicle guidance control systems on production ECU hardware in a laboratory environment.

This was done as an alternative to costly field testing, with the additional long term goal of developing an architecture that could be expanded to additional vehicle types.

Test stand.
Test stand.
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