Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Sixclear, an Austin-based National Instruments Alliance Partner, offers its Lucid LabVIEW Fundamentals Training free to all participants in the worlwide FIRST Robotics Competition.
The international high school FIRST Robotics Competition has attracted a slew of tech-company sponsors in its 22 years. Add now Sixclear to that list, an Austin-based provider of LabVIEW training and development.
“We were contacted recently by a FIRST team in Minnesota,” explains Brian Spears, developer of Sixclear LabVIEW courses.
“They were using LabVIEW to control their robot and asked for a little help getting their young developers up to speed on a shoestring budget. One word came to mind: free.”
Spears explains that it’s not just the holiday season that has Sixclear in a giving mood.
“We believe in FIRST Robotics’ mission: to inspire interest and achievement in science and technology. Our LabVIEW training can not only help a student potentially win the competition, but give them invaluable skills for a lifetime of technical accomplishment.”
Spears clarifies that Sixclear Lucid LabVIEW Fundamentals Training prepares users to take the National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) Exam which is focused on developing LabVIEW code on a Microsoft Windows machine. However, the code run by robots used by FIRST competitors runs on a National Instruments cRIO controller.
“If the competitors are using LabVIEW, they’ll need some LabVIEW basics training like we offer anyway, then we can point them in the right direction to get further guidance on developing LabVIEW code on a cRIO platform.”
Spears encourages participants in the competition to complete the Sixclear FIRST Robotics LabVIEW Training registration form for course access.
Founded in Austin, Texas in early 2008, Sixclear is a development and integration company offering LabVIEW training, development, integration, and consulting in the automation, test, measurement, and data acquisition space. Sixclear has the only fully self-paced online LabVIEW training in the world.