LabVIEW and MAX
Learn more about LabVIEW from the documentation under the Help menu, the NI website, or the books in the lab. (Do not remove books from lab!) We are using the full edition of LabVIEW 7.0, not the Student Edition, which actually can't read full-edition files. You can borrow a CD ROM for the Student Edition to load on your PC, and likely anything you create there will be upward compatible; but going from the lab to SE6 likely won't work.
To read the LabVIEW Users Manual from the internet
It may take 30 seconds or so for the download, since you will be ending up with a several-hundred page book. You must have Acrobat on your computer for the book to come up on your screen!
For Lab 0 you will want to read Chapter 8, Loop and Case Structures.
When you click on LabVIEW 7 on a computer in the lab, the first screen will have link to the Getting Started manual, which you may also scan with Acrobat.
With each lab setup there is a book by Bishop, from Univ Texas at Austin, which may help, although it is really about LabVIEW 6, not 7.
MAX is the Measurement & Automation Explorer that can test the 6024E board independent of LabVIEW. (yellow arrow/blue bird icon), Click on "Devices and Interfaces". Click on "Traditional Devices". Highlight the 6024E entry and hold down the right mouse button.
To look at Analog IN for examples, First select Properties and under AI properties make sure "Single Ended Reference" is chosen for Analog IN. Go back to the right mouse button and select Test Panel. When the test panel comes up select Analog IN and the channel you are connected to. You should see it reading the voltage you are sending in. If not, something is wrong that you can troubleshoot or call the TA about. Do no leave Test Panel open while LabVIEW is running.
Practice with the Wiring Tool to become comfortable with hooking up icons. You can hit tab to switch between various tools.
Recommended book: Bruce Mihura, LabVIEW for Data Acquisition, Prentice-Hall (2001)