ROBOLAB for LabVIEW

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ROBOLAB for LabVIEW is an add-on for LabVIEW that enables you to run the classic and much loved ROBOLAB within a current installation of LabVIEW.

Notes

  • This is not a standalone product, so a version of LabVIEW (e.g. LVLM, LV4E, etc.) is required.
  • The RCX USB tower works on Mac and 32-bit Windows, but NOT 64-bit Windows.
  • The RCX 9V battery tower works on all operating systems.
  • NXT works on all operating systems
  • ROBOLAB for LabVIEW works on all flavors of LabVIEW after 2010 (but could be recompiled for earlier ones if we need to).
  • To support the NXT, the Fantom drivers are required. If you are running LVLM or LV4E, then these drivers would be installed already. Alternatively, you will need to install either “LabVIEW module for LEGO MINDSTORMS” or the “LEGO NXT Module” first. See https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-15615.
  • To support the RCX, tower drivers are required.

Installation instructions

  1. If you don’t already have LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS, download and install it and/or the “LabVIEW module for LEGO MINDSTORMS” (or the “LEGO NXT Module” if you’re running an older version of LabVIEW). See  https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-15615 for more details and links to these downloads.
  2. Download the relevant version of the ROBOLAB add-on (below). DO NOT UNZIP. (Mac users: Use a right button click and select “Save Link As…”)
  3. Download the installer (below). (Mac users: Use a right button click and select “Save Link As…”)
  4. Unzip the installer only.
  5. Ensure that both the installer and the add-on zip file are in the same folder (the installer will unzip the zip file).
  6. Open the installer in LabVIEW.
  7. Go through the install steps (it should start running automatically – this takes a while as it has to recompile everything)
  8. Close all windows and restart LabVIEW.
  9. Go to the Tools menu and select Robolab 2.9.4d…

 

Downloads
 RoboLabPC.zip
RoboLabMac.zip
Do not unzip these!
RL_installer.vi
Unzip this and move it to the same folder as the add-on

 

Screenshots

Pilot programming

Pilot programming

 

Investigator programming

Investigator programming

 

Inventor programming

Inventor programming

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