How Good Communication Makes an Awesome Product

Here is a quick story about some software that became awesome due in a large part to good communication. Our client, AccuPower Solutions, records HD video at 120 frames per second from multiple cameras and force data from a force plate while people jump on it. The data can then be used to draw force arrows on the video and  help coaches characterize athletic performance.

Even More Life Changing Mouse Buttons

I recently wrote a post on how to change your life by changing a mouse button.  My life has been vastly improved since I added a delete button to my mouse.  My hair is growing thicker and fuller, my eyesight has improved, my lawn is greener, and I can delete things so much faster than before.  My life has been great, but I still felt like something was missing.

The Secret Combination to Unlocking AutomationDirect Stepper Motors in LabVIEW

I was working on a radiation leakage test system trying to control a STP-DRV-4850 motor designed to spin an array of D-tect sensors around a unit under test.  I was able to spin the motor using AutomationDirect's utility program, SureStep Pro and everything was looking good, until I tried to send the motor controller serial commands from LabVIEW.