The Chemical Educator

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 288–291 | Cite as

How to Use Visual Basic to Interface Scientific Instruments to a Personal Computer

  • Nikos PapadopoulosEmail author
  • Maria Limniou
Computers in Chemistry


Computer-controlled instruments are expensive and for this reason are not widely used in student laboratories. In this paper we describe how to interface a data-acquisition board using Microsoft Visual Basic. Visual Basic can be used to quickly develop an application in the Microsoft Windows environment. A single computer system can serve as several different measuring systems by simple adaptation of the software.


Computer System Personal Computer Scientific Instrument Simple Adaptation Single Computer 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Department of ChemistryAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece

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