How do I Setup and Configure myQuake NI miniSystem for NI myDAQ?

Updated Nov 17, 2022

Reported In


  • myDAQ Student Kit


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-ELVISmx

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I want to start using the myQuake NI miniSystem for NI myDAQ. What are the requirements and how should I proceed?


Before getting started on using the myQuake NI miniSystem, you will need to setup the software environment and download the Lab Example application for LabVIEW.

For our software environment, a 32-bit version of LabVIEW development system is required along with the correct driver for NI myDAQ and NI ELVIS.
The driver for NI ELVIS is ELVISmx and include both the latest driver version of DAQmx and NI ELVIS.

Before running the downloaded application, you need to modify the DAQ and ELVIS express VIs to match your connected NI myDAQ hardware.
To do so, you need to access the properties of the Express VI and change the physical channel to match the available hardware, as shown on the screenshots below:

The above example shows you how to change the digital out channel to match the one of your connected myDAQ device.

The same operation should be conducted to change or check the hardware inputs and outputs of the remaining DAQ and ELVIS Express VIs.

Additional Information

  • You need to install the DAQmx and ELVISmx drivers after installing your version of LabVIEW to make sure that the functions and Express VIs are available when you open the myQuake application.
  • The 64 bit version of LabVIEW doesn't support the NI ELVIS driver. For more information about software compatibility you can check the difference between LabVIEW 32-bit and 64-bit applications.