Introduction to the Oscilloscope and my Recommendations


The Geek Pub
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May 15, 2019
Keller, TX
I feel like one of the tools that baffles those new to electronics for the longest period of time is the oscilloscope. It's really a fantastic tool for troubleshooting electronic devices, circuits and components. It's also very misunderstood. I've created two resources to get people started:

First, I created an Introduction to the Oscilloscope article/video. It's a great way to get familiar with oscilloscopes. The video is probably easier to follow than the article since you can see things happening in real time.

Second, I've listed my top picks for the best oscilloscopes for beginners, to help those with smaller budgets get started with one.

Hope you find this useful and if you have some better choices, list them below!


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Really enjoyed the video, it's a topic that's been filed under "black arts" in my mind for ages, and I've just started thinking about taking a dive and picking one up. Timely (for me) and a great rundown of the fundamentals. I hope this becomes a series, I'm on board if it is!
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