Core Concept




Parts List

  • myDAQ/myRIO
  • 2 Solar Cells (2V/200mA)
  • 2 Photodiodes
  • 2 1M ohm Resistors
  • 1 1k ohm Resistor
  • 1 220 ohm Resistor
  • 2 UA741CN Op Amps

Learn It

A photodiode produces current propertional to the intensity of the light shining on it. It can be used in light detection circuits. In order to learn more about how to use photodiodes inyou next LabVIEW project, click on the hardware you are using in the Build It section! Visit the Resources tab to download a ZIP file that contains instructions and a solution VI.

Build It

Click on the hardware that you have to get specific instructions.