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QControl Toolkit Design Decisions #3

When it came to creating the QControl Toolkit the design went through several iterations before arriving at what is published today. One of the first decisions that was made was where to store the......

QControl Toolkit Design Decisions #2

Why does the QControl Toolkit need to mimic the VI Server Class Hierarchy? One drawback I saw with XControls is that any Property or Method of the control in the Facade had to be reprogrammed to e......

QControl Toolkit Design Decisions #1

Why create the QControl Toolkit?Let’s face it XControls filled a niche but were awful to create and work with in anything but the simplest programs. The niche XControls filled and now QControls fi......

Return to the Weasley Clock Project

LabVIEW Community Edition + Raspberry Pi + Arduino = Magic

So this project started back when the LabVIEW Community Edition Beta first came out back in January of 2020. At the time it was my intention to finish it by NIWeek 2020 in May, (what would have be......

Making it All Fit

The Weasley Clock project started in part because my grandfather clock broke. I even tried putting a new clock mechanism in it and it still did not work. I can see it was just waiting for the Lab......

Gear Ratio

I needed to select a gear ratio for my servos that would serve two purposes: first, to slow the hands down to make them move more like the Weasley Clock in the movie and, second, to help in mountin......

Controlling Servos

After selecting the Parallax 360° High Speed Servo for my project, it was my plan to control the servo with LabVIEW using a Raspberry Pi with the AdaFruit Servo Hat. However, because of the feedba......

Selecting a Servo

I was completely new to the world of selecting a servo. How do I command it to turn? For my project I also needed to know the position. What servos exist that allows me to set the position or at......

The QControl Toolkit

The Object-oriented, extensible alternative to XControls

Download the QControl Toolkit from the NI Tools Network. The QControl Toolkit is an object-oriented and extensible alternative to XControls. Use the QControl Toolkit framework and the QControl Cre......

NIWeek 2019

The start of a lot of great things...

I received a great honor today. The QControl Toolkit was chosen to received the NI Tools Network Product of the Year: Community Contribution Award. I was able to go on stage at NIWeek to receive......