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I am trying to interface arduino with evaluation version of labview but without any error arduino is not interfacing. I did all necessary steps mentioned but nothing happened yet.
Using arduino uno Picture is attached.
Points 4 through 6 are missing the links. Can you please update
Link in point (6) gives authorization error.
What is the "LabVIEW and Arduino bundle"? Does not seem to exist.
Step 6 entails the following:
The Arduino IDE will open. Click File»Open and browse to LVIFA_Base.pde found in C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2010\vi.lib\Arduino\Firmware\LVIFA_Base
Choose the Arduino board type by clicking Tools»Board»Arduino Uno
Choose the COM port by clicking Tools»Serial Port and choosing the COM port that corresponds to your Arduino Uno
Click the Upload button to upload the firmware to the Arduino Uno.
The Arduino IDE should report Done Uploading when the firmware has been succesfully uploaded to the Arduino
Thats for catching this. Seems to be a duplication error on our servers. I'll get this fixed ASAP.
The 'LabVIEW and Arduino bundle' is a product that will be available on sparkfun.com containing an arduino and a student edition of LabVIEW. It should be available on their site in a week or two. We'll make sure to add a link when it is released.
The path for step 6 is actually:
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2010\vi.lib\LabVIEW Interface for Arduino\Firmware\LVIFA_Base
Michael - vishots.com
I am getting the same thing altenbach
this is nice so pretty much no need to program the arduino on the Arduino IDE? not bad
Hi Everyone , I have gone throught all the procedure down loaded LVFIA_Base. Problems arise when i run the example programs from the search arduino In LV . Error 5005 unable to find Arduino .
I suspect that it is due to using arduino Mega 1280 . Am I correct ? anyone .
In the drop down options it give uno and mega 2560 whilst double clicking on INIT icon.
Hi, I have the same problem but I use Arduino ATmega 328...
I took a quick look at the Init code. I think the Init.vi is indifferent to which board you have. I think the board type input is used later on.
Are you sure you have NI-Visa installed? Do you see the Arduino comm port show up in NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX)?
Sorry, I have Arduino 2009... Problem arise when I run the example programs: ERROR 5002, "Init.vi. Unable to establish connection with Arduino. Please ensure that you have selected the correct COM port and that you have flashed the Arduino with the correct firmware."
In the NI Measurement and Automation Eplorer Device status is: "This device is working properly"
Hi I have solved the problem .
1. You have to add a control to the VISA resouce link to the INIT block on the block diagram.
2 . Add a control to the Board type .
Then on the Front panel set the two control to your settings.
Mine works a treat . Tell me if this does the trick
I have a problem connecting with my Uno or my Mega 2650 under MacOS X 10.6 with Labview 2010 ( full install : NI-VISA, NI-DAQmx, ...)
no problem to upload the LVIFA_Base.pde with the Arduino IDE
problem when I run "Arduino Analog Read Pin.vi" example : error 5005 : "Unable to find Arduino. Please make sure the Arduino is connected to your system and that the Arduino drivers are installed."
rem : no problem under Windows 7
has anyone succeeded in making run under MacOS X and Labview 2010 ?
Here is a link to a KnowledgeBase covering that error. Can you find the Arduino COM port in MAX? A workaround that will probably resolve the issue is to manually choose a COM port in the INIT.VI so that it does not automatically search for an Arduino. This will also save you time.
When using the 1280, Duemilanove, or any other board that does not show up with the name Arduino in MAX (or windows device manager) you will need to specify the COM port to the Init.vi's VISA Resource input. This is because the Init VI will scan through all of the VISA devices and look for one with Arduino in the name and attempt to connect to it. The Uno and Mega 2560 show up with Arduino in their names. The older boards do not.
I had issues running it on the Mac as well. It turns out that the problem is the Init.vi will never find the Arduino correctly on Mac because Instrument Name returned does not have the text "Arduino" in it. See image below:
The solution is to just wire the visa resource constant to the input of the Init.vi:
One possible solution that NI can implement is to wrap the checking code into a conditional disable structure so it does not run on the Mac OS. But instead returns a different error code if the Visa Resource terminal is left unwired on the Mac platform. It would be nice however, if it just worked for new users, but I don't see a way around this.
thank you for having confirmed that it works on Mac I noticed, by debugging, the problem of text "Ardiuno"but, in fact, I had a problem with the installation of Labview 2010 and NI-VISA especially: no way to save the configuration of "NI-VISA Configuration" : file locked So, I deinstalled manually everything ( there were still some configurations Labview 7! )
and I reinstalled everything and NI-VISA and now, it works
I finally see with the application "NI-VISA Configuration", the combination of a "ASRLx:: INSTR" (VISA ressource) and a real device (/dev/cu.usbmodemXYZ) used by Arduino...
Is there a way to get updated versions of the LabVIEWInterface processor source code without downloading the entire installation package? I've tried compiling the current version
on the Arduino 0022 software and had several compilation errors. I've fixed some, but the errors in the servo setup stuff elude me.
I'm starting a project to remotely monitor our community water system and am mainly concerned with analog and digital I/O, not servos.
You are having issues compiling the Arduino firmware? What board type do you have chosen? Do you have error codes? Screen shots? This firmware has been compiled with the Arduino 0022 software quite a few times before so I have a sneaking suspicion it is a configuration option or something like it.
Right now the only way to get the firmware is to download the entire package via VIPM. We currently do not plan to release the firmware individually but this could change in the future.
I am very curious to see what compiler errors you are getting. If you have time please post some screen shots or the build log from the Arduino IDE. We will take a look at them and we should be able to get you up and running.
Ben and Sam,
I'm using the Arduino Uno, and here is a screenshot of the compile error codes:
Are you using the unaltered firmware that ships with the toolkit? If so you should not get this error. Can zip and post the code you are trying to build when you get this error (make sure to include all 3 source files).
I am absolutely delighted that it is possible to interface LabVIEW with Arduino, both of which I have enjoyed using them extensively in various projects.
I have been following the steps in " 4. Install the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino as described in KB 5L38JQYG "
carefully to ensure a a proper installation, but no matter what I tried, I was not able to connect to the VIPM server, thus, unable to download the LIFA package.
I have configured the correct TCP/IP in both the VIPM and LV2010 "Pref>VI server". I was not able to access the list of package.
Can I have the package directly, please?
Mac OSX 10.5.8
LV 2010 professional
nanoT wrote: ... no matter what I tried, I was not able to connect to the VIPM server, thus, unable to download the LIFA package.
... no matter what I tried, I was not able to connect to the VIPM server, thus, unable to download the LIFA package.
There is a dedicated support forum for VIPM here. There is also a post here with specific suggestions. The most common problem is firewall issues on your network. Can you try from a different computer?
Thanks for the quick post on this. Ron, can you give that a shot and let us know how it goes?
Your comment about including all three files was the key. I was trying to compile only one of the files. I had success when I opened the .h file directly from the Arduino software, and then all three files were loaded. Previously I was opening only one file in Microsoft Notebook, then copy and pasting it in the Sketch. The other day when I was starting this, the link to the instructions on how to load the firmware into Arduino was sending me to an error page.
Thanks for your help!
Yea sorry for the confusion. The link to the firmware setup procedure should be fixed now. Let us know what you think of the toolkit and make sure to post any feedback or projects you work on.
Thanks for the help. After messing around for the whole day, I have managed to get VIPM to work and installed the LIFA package. The Arduino firmwares( the 3 files) were uploaded properly.
There are 2 Arduino hardware I'm tested: duemilanove328 (ASRL3::INST) and DFduino MEGA1280(ASRL4::INST).
The 1280 works on some some of the examples ( eg. Arduino Servo.vi). But "Auto detect Arduino.VI" was not working at all. Everytime when I tried to run some Arduino VIs, I have to configured the VISA resources manually.
Keep getting the error:
1) "error 5005 : "Unable to find Arduino. Please make sure the Arduino is connected to your system and that the Arduino drivers are installed."
Suspect that it got to do with the "init.vi" . I would love to get the auto detect to work.
2) Sometimes when working on the arduino VIs, despite running the program successfully,when I click " run" again, it starts to throw me errors saying Arduino is not connected, and I need to unplug and replug the USB and manually configure the VISA again.
On the 328, I was not able to get it to work, despite setting the right VISA resources which is (ASRL3::INST). I think the "board type" has no effects with it right?
duemilanove 328, DFduino1280
As well put together as the toolkit is, sometimes it is hard to ensure we cover every possible question in the documentation. Luckily, for things like the autodetection feature, everything is open source down to the VISA calls so understanding why something does or does not work in the toolkit as expected is as easy as double clicking on the VI in question or opening the firmware. To explore the interesting situation of why why Auto detect, let's open up Init.vi. We can do this by double clicking on the VI to see the front panel of Init.vi and going to Window>> Show Block Diagram to see what's going on behind the scenes...
How Auto Detect works:
When we open up the block diagram the first VI we notice is the Auto Detect VI (convenient, right?):
When we open up this Auto Detect VI we see that the first thing we do is to see if the VISA Resource Control is empty. That is to say if there is a VISA resource chosen, do not autodetect, just wire through the chosen VISA resource. Next we use the VISA Find Resource to find all VISA items that are Serial Items with the command "ASRL?*::INSTR". To see what that list returns we can either right click on it's output and create an indicator or we can see what MAX shows:
In MAX we see a number of serial ports available:
COM1: Computer's Built-In Serial port
COM6: Arduino Mega 2560
COM7: Though listed as a USB Serial Port, this is how a Arduino Duemilanove (2009) shows up in MAX due to the FTDI chip on the Arduino Duemilanove that handles the USB to serial conversion.
COM15: Arduino UNO. This is the recommended and fully tested Arduino.
COM16&17: This is how a serial-over-bluetooth connection appears to MAX. It shows up as two serial connections. This would be how you could connect to a bluetooth Arduino or compatible bluetooth connection.
Why the Auto Detect does not work for all Arduinos:
The next part of the Auto Detect VI checks all serial instruments for the Interface Name. As you can see in the second picture, sometimes an Arduino does not appear with an Interface Name including the actual word "Arduino." As an example, you can see COM7 does not say "Arduino Duemilanove" and this is why it does not work with Auto Detect. As the developers, we wanted to add the functionality of Auto Detect but did not put together a way to detect every flavor of Arduino. We could, however, add the functionality for any Arduino's that readily identified themselves as such. With any other kind of Arduino, such as one connected through XBee, Bluetooth, any Arduino earlier than UNO, or any Arduino-compatible boards, the programmer has to manually choose which VISA resource in the input of the Init.vi in order for the connection to be successfully established.
nanoT, I also noticed you had a Arduino-compatible DFduino MEGA1280. Any board that follows the protocols of the Arduino, can be programmed with the Arduino IDE, and enumerates as a serial resource in MAX should theoretically be compatible with the Arduino toolkit but unfortunately we have not been able to test every different wonderful flavor of Arduinos out there. We do not have the resources to test them all but we would LOVE to hear any success stories using any Arduinos outside the recommended set. We love the variety, the ambition, and look forward to seeing your awesome projects.
Hi Ben,Appreciate your clear and useful pointers to help troubleshoot the problem.Although I am running the code mostly in Mac platform, your tips on setting the right COM port for those using WIN/XP running MAX will be very useful as well. Will certainly try to get the AutoDetect to work and report on the result for the benefit of others trying out similar project.
Understand the constraint of not being able to test every "<insert-any-name>-duino" out there, will be glad to test out the hardware I have on hand with your various programs.
I have managed to get the " DFduino MEGA1280" to read a pot and spin some servos. With more experience, I believe that LIFA will work with the "vanilla-flavoured-Arduino328" as well.
Next on my list:-Testing the setup with various devices running SPI.-Implement wireless nodes by interfacing the LIFA with wireless module (el-cheapo UHF modules from ebay)
Hi there, Sam. Been trying to connect my Freeduino to the LabVIEW example, Analog read. Tryu as I might The error 5002 keeps popping up.
I have uploaded the bootloader file from :C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2009\vi.lib\LabVIEW Interface for Arduino\Firmware\LVIFA_Base
That was done successfully.
Loading an example from the arduino IDE : Analog Input into the arduino was successful.
Now when I run the Labview 2009 example :Analog Read Pin Example, it appears that I am getting nothing out of the ARduino. The Yellow Rx light even flashes for quite some time before finally I get the error "Error 5002. Error occured at Init.vi. Unable to esatbilish connection etc..
What is happenning? Is there something ( must be ) that I am doing wrong?
I am new to the group and unfortunately I too am having the same trouble as vaishakh: Successful software load but no transmit data returning while testing the Analog Read Oin example (no Tx LED activity).
I've attempted several different suggestions that are contained in this forum but no joy. It seems like the port between the USB and Arduini UNO is one way. That suggests to me that the VISA programming is messed up because no matter how I adjust the available parameters, I can't get a read. Mind you, the Arduino IDE works fine.
Any help? I haven't seen anything on this forum for a while so I hope someone is reading.
It lists linux in step 2. Anybody tried it with Ubuntu?
Does anyone have any issues loading the labview base pde to the arduino? During the compile stage, it gives me error msg's for unknown commands, "syncLV" AND "checkforcommand". I loaded the labview .h into the library, opened the labviewbase code and tried to upload thats when the errors arise. Is there a step that I overlooked? Im using an Arduino UNO, that successfully compliles/uploads other codes.
Did you make any changes to the LIFA Firmware? Even closing the header files can cause them to not be included correctly. Try grabbing a fresh version of the firmware and see if you can compile that before changing anything else. If that does not work let us know and we can help you look into it. Start a discussion if that is the case.
Which version of the Arduino software gave you problems? Another person this past weekend had problems with Arduino 1.0. Buit wnen he switched to Arduino-0023 he was able to successfully upload the base code to an Arduno board.
Does anyone know how to use labview to acquire and graph serial data while running my own code on the arduino?
Does anybody know the protocol used for communication.What the PC sends exactly. And what sends the Arduino?What are the commands?Is that somewhere described ?Thank you
Klaus, I think the protocol is USB to 232. I dont know details of the differences in those protocols. But the conversion is made on the Arduino board by an FTDI product (on pre-UNO boards) or a Mega8U2 (on UNO). So, I believe the comm channel between microcontroller and computer looks basically like:
Atmega328 UART <----RS/FT232----> FTDI or Mega8U2 <----USB----> computer
Hello im having a problem geting my Arduino Uno and Mega 2560 to work on my main PC. i got it to work on my laptop with no problem but moving it to the PC i get a error 5005.
now. i been reading the forms to solve the problem but nothing so far.
I have upload the LVIFA_Base (last update was may 2011) no problem there.
I run the Init and get the error 5005
i have tryed to set the VISA I/O com to com5 and then get an error (VISA Clear in LabVIEW Interface for Arduino.lvlib:Init.vi)
i have update the driver to the arduino and still nothing..
any help will be great thank you..
PS im runing Windows 7 ultimate
My UNO shows up in Win7 Device Manager as Communications Port (COM4) - never identified as Arduino, except in developer details (arduino.cc). I've erased the driver and installed ArduinoUNO.inf, but it still is identified as CommunicationsPort. When I go to a simple example vi with an INIT.vi block, I can 'hardwire COM4, but this doesn't seem to hold or take. What next?
I am also having the same problem as gibsan. I am using a laptop with windows 7 x64. I've tried the drivers from different revs of arduino, ie 0023 and 1.0. I have also tried http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htmwith no luck. I was able to load the .pde onto the arduino with no problem, but when I go to run the stepper.vi I get error 5005. I am running LabView 2011 with an Arduino Uno v3. I also tried to change the INIT.vi to (ASRL4::INST), again no luck. Is there a way to rename the COM4 to something else, or is there some kind of work around. Thanks for the help
I have figured this out after messing around with it and doing more research on-line. This site has a good tutorial on how to do this: http://riverembedded.hackhut.com/2011/12/28/my-arduino-uno-rev-3-and-windows-7-64-bit-installation-u.... I followed these instructions and I also found if I saved the arduino file to my desktop and unzipped it there, then went to the drivers folder and pulled out the driver that I needed and saved that to my desktop I could use the steps in the link and navigate right to that driver.
hi lm Loni can l use as a board Arduino Pro because l use to interface it but it didn't work Why?
how to interface Arduino Pro with labview
hola, sabes como puedo realizar este paso
instale JKI VI Package Manager (VIPM) Community Edition (gratuito).
pues tengo un mac con lion 10.7 y para este no es compatible...de que otr manera puedo instalar el toolkit arduino? muchas gracas
como pueod intalar el toolkit de arduino en un mac con os lion 10.7 si para la herramienta vip no es compatible que puedo hacer gracias
I don't have a Firmware directory after installation of the package in the \LabVIEW Interface for Arduino directory.
Did package chagne?
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