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How Do I Install the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino Toolkit Using VIPM?



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Problem:
I want to use the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino.  How do I install the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino toolkit using VI Package Manager (VIPM)?

Solution:
To install the toolkit, complete the following steps:
  1. Make sure you have the most recent version of VI Package Manager (VIPM) installed on your system. You can download VIPM Community Edition for free at External Link: VI Package Manager.
  2. Launch VIPM.
    If VIPM fails to launch, there is most likely a problem with the VI Server setting in LabVIEW. See Knowledgebase 60EEQC1Z: Why Can't VI Package Manager (VIPM) Connect to LabVIEW? for troubleshooting steps.
  1. Browse to LabVIEW Interface for Arduino in the list of packages.
  1. Click the Install &Upgrade Packages button.
  1. Click Continue.
    You will see a screen indicating that LabVIEW will be restarted. When you click okay, LabVIEW will prompt you to save any open VIs as it is restarted.

  1. Click Finish.

The LabVIEW Interface for Arduino is now installed on your system. Once the toolkit is installed you can use VIPM to check for updates for it. When there is an update to the toolkit the icon in VIPM will change to look like the image below. Clicking the Upgrade Packages button will update the toolkit to the latest version.


You will now have access to the Arduino palette in LabVIEW. You can use this palette to interface with the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino Firmware once it has been loaded onto your Arduino. See Knowledgebase 5LPAQIYG: How Do I Load the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino Firmware Onto My Arduino Uno? for steps on how to setup the firmware.

Related Links:
External Link: VI Package Manager
Knowledgebase 60EEQC1Z: Why Can't VI Package Manager (VIPM) Connect to LabVIEW?
Knowledgebase 5LPAQIYG: How Do I Load the LabVIEW Interface for Arduino Firmware Onto My Arduino Uno?
NI Community: LabVIEW Interface For Arduino
External Link: Arduino HomePage

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Report Date: 05/04/2011
Last Updated: 04/17/2014
Document ID: 5L38JQYG

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