Best Measurement cards compatible with python

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#1

Any suggestion for buying a measurement card that has python drivers? I have a vague idea about Adwin and National instrument boards. Are there any cheaper version of measurement cards?


#2

Hello Biswajit!
Welcome to Python For The Lab!

Are you looking from a hobbyist perspective or from a scientific perspective?


#3

National Instruments has released python drivers for their cards:

For 95€ (the cheapest on NI) you already have a card with 8 input channels and 12-bit resolution:
http://www.ni.com/nl-nl/shop/select/multifunction-io-device

If you need outputs, the price immediately goes to €210.

Alternatively, you have the MCC cards (which I haven’t tested personally):
https://www.mccdaq.de/Messdatenerfassung/preisguenstige-Messmodule

The USB-202, for example, has 2 analog outputs for 144€.

And of course, you have the better known LabJack:
https://labjack.com/low-cost-daq

If, on the other hand, you are looking for home projects and want to spend less money, I suggest you to check:

Arduino, for which you can draw some inspiration in the github:

And if you are looking for WiFi connectivity, you should definitely check the
ESP8266, which can also be programmed with the Arduino IDE.


#4

Thanks, Aquiles for the useful suggestions. At this moment I am looking for a low-cost-device for learning purpose. But I am also keeping an eye on devices that can be useful in the lab.

The above suggestions are indeed helpful. Especially, the ones from labjack seems attractive.