One of the most powerful tools in debugging circuits is the oscilloscope -- it allows you to visualize your analog and digital signals at millisecond or microsecond time scales. This class covers operation of a one-channel oscilloscope: we will cover how to setup different time and voltage scales, how to configure the trigger modes to capture fleeting signals and how to use the cursors to measure various qualities of the signals. We'll also show how to use the 'scope to trace a signal through a circuit to identify some common problems.
The multimeter is a versatile tool for measuring the instantaneous values of three important electrical measurements: voltage, amperage and resistance. This class covers all three of these as well as the very important "beep mode" to check for electrical connectivity.
The $180 class fee includes both a DSO Nano v3, an Open Hardware design that is a great getting started 'scope, and a compact multimeter. With these in your toolbox you'll be able to diagnose all manners of circuit issues.
*If you have already purchased these items, choose the ticket pricing for 'Student' without them.