Introduction to the Load Cell Experiment

Data analysis is an important experimentation step both in and outside of engineering applications and being able to analyze how a system is performing or reacting under certain conditions is crucial. One such device that allows users to record and analyze data is the DAQ, a Data Acquisition device. The DAQ available in the Student Hub is manufactured by National Instruments (NI) is capable of providing highly accurate data procured from a multitude of sensors. To learn how to properly operate such a device, this tutorial will provide instructions on how to set up the DAQ and measure data supplied by a force transducer, also known as a load cell.