If you look at the "Basic Serial Write and Read.vi" in the examples you will see a point to begin building your data acq with the Radio Shack meter. You will need a PC with a serial port (most laptops don't have them these days), and need to have the serial cable that came with the meter, or the pinout to make your own. You will also need to know the serial commands the meter expects (from its manual). This example vi will require you to enter the commands and note down the results manually, to make it a little more automated is as the textbooks say, "an exercise left for the industrious student". If you have any more questions on this topic, ask them here (this thread) it makes it easier for us to follow.
Message Edited by LV_Pro on 07-20-2005 12:42 PM
I sent him a link to your code in the LAVA forums when the OP posted in eng-tips. I remembered your solution to parsing the data strings.
That's quite an ambitious assignment for class for just starting out in LV. IMO, you have quite an 'advantage' in using other's coding efforts, you should figure the rest out to complete the assignement. You may want to review http://forums.ni.com/ni/board/message?board.id=BreakPoint&message.id=1217
I know that my lack of experience using labview is what my true problem is but this is why I’m trying this project.
Kevin : )
Hi, I'm also trying to read data from a radio shack 22-820 multimeter, but don't know how to start with labview since I'm new to this software. the link here is not working, could you find the link or post a sample .vi for me? thanks a bunch!