April 03, 2013

Simple multi-channel waveform display with Arduino

 Most projects like this are called "inexpensive oscilloscopes", however that's a bit of a stretch. Instead we like to think of them as methods of displaying waveforms that can be measured with an Arduino - and the following example by Instructables user "Superbender" is quite a good one. Using a typical Arduino Uno-style board you can display the values from between one and three channels relatively simultaneously using a simple processing program on a PC. The waveform updates are inversely proportional to the number of channels being measured, but if you're in a hurry and don't have an oscilloscope this is basically a free substitute. 

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