05 | Blink!

This tutorial describes the process for blinking an LED on the BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi 2/3 by creating a LabVIEW application that runs on the target using LINX.



  • LINX Device that supports deployment such as BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi 2/3.
Parts List



  • Open example finder by clicking Help»Find Examples.

  • Search for LINX.

  • Open LINX - Blink Advanced.

  • Save a copy of the example to the desktop, name it Blink and close the original.

  • Create a new empty LabVIEW project by clicking File»New»Empty Project.

  • Choose to add the Blink VI to the project when prompted.

  • Add a new LINX target to the project:
    • Right click the top project item and choosing New»Targets and Devices.
    • Expand the LINX folder to discover LINX devices on the network
    • Choose New Target or Device, exapnd the LINX folder and select the appropriate target type. (Make sure to manually set the IP).

  • Right click on the LINX target in the LabVIEW Project and choose Connect.

  • Open the Blink VI.

  • Switch to the Block Diagram.

  • Change the LINX Open from Serial to Local I/O and remove and broken wires.

  • Save and close the Blink VI.

  • Move the Blink VI under the LINX target in the LabVIEW Project.

  • Open the Blink VI.

  • Update the Digital Output Channel to match the DO channel connected to the LED.

  • Run the VI.