February 14, 2013

The simple oscilloscope with Arduino

 Once again engineering student Rui Santos has published an interesting Arduino tutorial, which covers building a very simple oscilloscope. We realise that this won't give you the most accurate piece of test equipment - however it's a fun way to learn about Arduino and especially analogue inputs, as well as working with processing on a PC. Great for beginners, cheaply monitoring analogue sensor outputs or showing off to someone that you're encouraging into the world of electronics. Check out Rui's demonstration video below:

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If you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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