Select Palette > Indicators, and drag an LED down
onto your dashboard as in Figure 29. Select Palette >
Controls, and drag a switch down onto your dashboard as
shown in Figure 30. Now, click on the little box located
below the LED and it will open up the window shown in
Figure 31. This shows that there are shared variables as
well as demo variables.
The demo variables can be used to make dashboards
if you are not connected to a suitable NI wireless
connection. The shared variables are the ones we need.
After selecting shared variables, you will see the window
in Figure 32. Select the correct address for the
NImyRIO; in this case, 172.16.0.1. If the connection
is successful, you should see your library name from
your Project View window displayed; select it
(Figure 33). Sometimes the libraries may not appear
unless you touch the Refresh icon on the lower right
of the window (the blue circle/arrow).
After selecting the appropriate library, you should see
your two variables displayed as in Figure 34. If they are
not showing, touch the Refresh icon. Select the LED
variable; the block below the LED should change from
gray to green if all of this was successful; see Figure 35.
Repeat the same steps for the switch to assign it to the
button variable. Now you can touch the “RUN” icon —
the arrow at the top of the dashboard to run the
dashboard; see Figure 36. You will probably see yellow
warning triangles or spinning star shaped images until the
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