Monday, January 17, 2011

LabVIEW - Web Publishing Tool

Last week I talked about the simple example of the light sensor:

This is a really simple example, but it works great to make sure that everything is working between computer, LabVIEW, and the NXT.

The VI ended up looking like this:

When run, it displays the light sensor measurement both on the NXT screen and also on the front panel of the VI (via the Waveform Chart).

This was interesting, but what I really wanted to do was to prove to myself that the Web Publishing Tool worked.

Here are the steps to setup a simple read only web page (in my case to an internal IP address):

I then was able to use my browser to access the page:

Pretty cool stuff.

Lots of possibilities.

Imagine a network of robots deployed globally that are able to share data via the Internet.

Then again, maintain a healthy fear of the Robot Apocalypse.