Understand the fundamentals of taking bridge-based and strain gage measurements of physical phenomenon. This video will help you become familiar with quarter-, half-, and full-bridge strain gages, their different configurations, as well as how and when to use these gages and configurations. You also how to identify possible sources of error in a strain measurement system, and how to reduce or eliminate these errors. Additionally, you will learn how to connect strain gages to PXI, CompactDAQ, and CompactRIO hardware, and how to use LabVIEW to perform data acquisition and measurement from your system of choice. Plus, the video features a brief overview of the advantages of Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) for signal acquisition.