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ERIC Number: EJ1142569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Arduino-Based Data Acquisition into Excel, LabVIEW, and MATLAB
Nichols, Daniel
Physics Teacher, v55 n4 p226-227 Apr 2017
Data acquisition equipment for physics can be quite expensive. As an alternative, data can be acquired using a low-cost Arduino microcontroller. The Arduino has been used in physics labs where the data are acquired using the Arduino software. The Arduino software, however, does not contain a suite of tools for data fitting and analysis. The data are typically gathered first and then imported manually into an analysis program. There is a way, however, that allows data gathered by the Arduino to be imported in real time into a data analysis package. Illustrated in this article are add-ins for Excel, MATLAB, and LabVIEW that import data directly from the Arduino and allow for real-time plotting and analysis.
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Language: English
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