The NI-6008 was ideal data acquisition board in the early development of the project. First thanks to easy equipment setup and then due to the large number of tools available in the LabView software.
However for something more sophisticated and practical the Arduino solution presented some advantages. However there was a major drawback in removing all the work that has already implemented automatically by the NI software. After some work the Arduino has proved to be an ideal solution as a substitute for the NI-6008. Its simple and intuitive programming makes it ideal for this type of work. Also the fact that the power damands match those of the XBee is a great advantage.
The path of data is as follow:
sensor -> arduino -> Xbee transmitter -> XBee receiver -> LabView data analysis