The following information is for the EMANT300

Online Instruction Guide for learning Data Acquisition with the Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition

Learning Objectives

Following our step by step Instruction Guide, the user will create a Light Intensity Logger, a Night Light, and Universal Thermometer. After completion of these exercises, the user would have learnt the following

Sensor / Actuator

  • Photodiode

  • Switch

  • LED

  • Thermistor

Data Acquisition (DAQ)

  • Analog Input

  • Analog Output

  • Digital Input

  • Digital Output

Visual Basic

  • Basic Program Structure

  • Variables & Statements

  • Console Input/Output

  • Branching Statement if else

  • for Loop

  • do Loop

  • Array

  • File IO

  • Windows Forms

  • Simple Instrument Controls

The exercises will take about 6 hours to complete. The optional exercises are intended for the faster learners.

Important Note

The PC must be correctly setup in order for you to complete the exercises in this instructional guide. Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 must already be installed.

If you have not installed Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005, you may download the Express Versions for FREE.

Download EMANTVB2005.zip (1400 kb). Copy the entire EmantVB2005 folder to your PC, preferably to your My Documents folder. The exercises may be completed without the Data Acquisition Module by using the software simulator.

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