I am just learning to use labView 5.0 with the Imaq product. I am learning autmoation and would like to learn how to use labview. The automation system I am playing with is assembling a flashlight completely automated. The robot will move the final assembly to the video camera but I do not know how to start with the labview. I want to develop a program that will simply perform two tests: 1) take a snapshot of the flashlight and test the length (22 cm) and whether the colour of the top part will match the colour of the bottom part (either a black flash,ight or red). Does any one know how this can be done. If someone can develop the code so that I can test it and learn from the example that will be great.