Many of the bright technical minds of southern Sweden has studied at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) of Lund University. DVel is collaborating with LTH by giving guest lectures in computerised measurement systems, and in December Karin Hellqvist taught the students some of the design patterns that LabVIEW offers out of the box as template projects, e.g. State Machines and Producer / Consumer. The lecture was wrapped up with the launch of a Student LabVIEW Coding Challenge with the chance to win either a Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam or a LEGO Mindstorms EV 3.
The challenge is to control a LED array depending on the value of a potentiometer. Coding can be performed on simulated hardware, while real hardware, a NI USB-6009 OEM card with a piggyback with the potentiometer and LED array is available at ElektroTekniska Föreningen(electrotechnical society) at LTH for the competitors to test their software. The deadline for the challenge is Friday January 24th.
The collaboration with LTH is important for DVel. Getting more of the young talents in Lund interested in measurement systems will create a larger recruitment base in the future at the same time as a larger understanding for what could be achieved with well designed measurement systems in the regional industries will increase the market we work in.
By Martin Peeker