Run G Dataflow code (i.e. LabVIEW) on Microcontrollers… it’s free!
picoG is a free (open source) tool that lets you deploy G Dataflow code to microcontrollers!
(It uses the free G Web Development Software Community Edition (formerly LabVIEW NXG Web Module) as the G Dataflow IDE.)
Here is a “hello world!” example, running on the Raspberry Pi Pico board and outputting messages on the board’s USB serial port:
How it Works
TL:DR - PicoG watches your G Web projects – then, when you hit “Build” in G Web, PicoG will builds and deploys it to your RPi Pico.
Details: picoG extracts the VI Assembly (VIA) files from the Web VI build output (VIA contains the block diagram code for a Web VI) and then processes and deploys it to the RPi Pico. The VIA runs on the picoG firmware (a microcontroller port of NI Vireo), which is an open source runtime engine for a subset of LabVIEW.
picoG currently runs on the Raspberry Pi Pico (and other compatible boards with the RP2040 chip) and supports basic LabVIEW functionality. We are working to support more and more functionality of LabVIEW, as well as more microcontroller chips and boards.
If you’d like to help, please post to our discussion forum.
In addition to LabVIEW experience, we’re especially looking for people with C++, cmake, and microcontroller experience.