Oscilloscopes are all so EXPENSIVE! So one day, December 4, 2011, I was thinking of something to do because I was bored and had done all of my schoolwork. I decided, because I have been wanting an Oscope (Oscilloscope) for a year now, but my parents never got around to buying me one, I just made one! With that said, being only 14 in 8th grade, I do not make much of an allowance, if not any. I thought that maybe sharing this with the world would be helpful for those, like me, do not either make much money or have a tough budget. Although I may have a simple Oscope, it does the job. Please read all of the instructions first.
Step 1: Supplies
There are not many supplies needed to build this Oscope, but you will need the following: an Arduino (any kind will work), a computer (just to program one thing and to see your Oscope, you will not need to use it for this project forever), and two jumper cables.
Step 2: Setting Up Arduino
All you need is you need out is your Arduino and your computer on both processing, and Arduino IDE. You can find these programs at processing.org
and at arduino.cc
. Plug your Arduino in and get ready to program! Use your two jumper cables by plugging one into RX and the other into GND on your Arduino. You will use these to make your Oscope work!