- LabRecon software and hardware empowers beginners and experts alike to create beautiful GUIs (graphical user interface) using its drag-and-drop panel/website editor.
- A built-in server allows access to the panel from browsers running on computers or mobile devices.
- Custom functionality is achieved with the graphical programming editor.
The LabRecon Breadboard Experimentor allows LabRecon to interface to the real world. The device can be configured to realize various combinations of the following:
- 8 Analog Inputs (12-bit, 0 to 5V)
- 1 Count/Frequency Input
- 1 Quadrature/Frequency Input Pair
- 7 Digital On/Off Inputs/Outputs
- 4 PWM Outputs
- 4 Servo Outputs
- Outputs for 2 Stepper Motors
- I2C interfaces for 24bit ADCs, 12/16bit DACs, port expanders
Detailed, open-source hardware documentation is available.
Design Custom Interfaces Easily
A fully configurable strip chart allows historical data, for up to 20 parameters, to be incorporated into the Web page.
Simple Take on Advanced Programming
The built-in Remote File Transfer allows editing of the web page on the server from a remote location.
LabRecon serves as an environment where you can create any simulation using the software to visualize it and use it as a teaching tool. There are dozens of sample projects, such as the simulation of trajectory with drag forces, included for free within LabRecon software with no external hardware required.
Extensive Databases of Components
LabRecon’s “Measurement Wizard” uses a built-in database of over 500 commercially available sensors to help the user select and interface to sensors. This helps free the user from being tied to a limited set of compatible modules.
Integrate with Mobile Devices
Windows, OSX, Linux*
*Linux versions require Wine to operate.
By measuring the relative temperature and humidity in a room, you can monitor them using this thermostat to track changes over time, get notified when temperature falls below a point, or even control the temperature directly through LabRecon software.
Web-controlled bot with a camera attached. You can move the bot by controlling the direction and speed of the movement, and rotate the camera.
Customized model rocket launcher which allows you to control the launch angle. Other peripherals such as lights and alarms are attached which respond to the controls for the rocket.
LabRecon controlled photovoltaic lamp.
Nerf gun equipped with a humidifier to simulate fog, a servo that allows rotation of the device, green and red lasers, a webcam, and a spotlight. The gun is accurate enough to easily knock down empty bottles at a distance of 15+ meters.
The Breadboard Experimentor started as a mostly through-hole board and evolved to a primarily surface mount board to lower production costs. The LabRecon chip on the breadboard was moved to the circuit board to free up breadboard space.
Four boards are laid out in each panel to lower the cost of board assembly.
An initial run of boards from our contract manufacturer.
The hardware and software developer, Joe Barbetta, had originally developed custom controller boards for fuel cell applications, such as hydrogen powered cars. These controllers had a simple text based interface and Joe became determined to create the best GUI (graphical user interface) possible. The software evolved into a fully customizable GUI combined with a graphical programming environment. Joe was also driven to make the best possible graphics so users can create beautiful GUIs for their projects.
The Breadboard Experimentor was envisioned as a convenient platform for users to interface their projects to the LabRecon software.
Years ago, Joe Barbetta had a moment of inspiration while atop the Great Pyramid in Egypt, to design the best measurement and control software.
At the time, his fuel cell controller boards were being used in one of the first hydrogen cars and various military and government projects, but they used a simple serial text interface.
Risks and challenges
There really are none. We have about 100 boards ready to go and if we need more we have our assembly contractor all set. One can also download the software from our website to start building your GUIs at https://labrecon.com/Downloads.htmlLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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