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Old 11-05-07, 10:46 PM   #1
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Lightbulb PC+LabView = Power/Speed/HR logging software

Hi guys, I'm not sure if someone has posted something like this here before. I wrote a little program to connect my bike computer sensor and heart rate monitor to my PC. All it requires is the magnet and sensor from a bike computer and a PC with a printer port. (The Heart Rate and Power logging requires some other equipment - see the readme for details). The program requires National Instruments LabView to run. I think they have a demo available on their website for you to try out.

See the following post to download my program
'Homebrew' Roller Racing Set-ups

I used LabView just because it is easy to make realtime charting/graphing software. The guts of the program are a simple tachometer that reads pulses from the magnet sensor and converts pulse rate to speed. The heart rate receiver works the same way.

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Old 11-06-07, 12:14 PM   #2
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Very nice. Have you tried the "Build Application" option? It makes an exe that can be run with the freely distributed "LabView Runtime Engine" installed. This would make it a little more accessible. Good work though
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I didn't know about the build application feature. I will see if my student version of the software lets me do this. Will definitely try it out and post back here if it works.
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