Session:Oscilloscope: What it is and how to use it

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Description In this course I would like to show you what a oscilloscope is used for, how it works and how you have to use it.

The Goal is, that you know how to:

  • correctly select the type of measurement device
  • correctly set up your device, that you see what you are interested in
  • interpret the measurement display and know how accurate it is
Website(s) http://brain4free.org/wiki/lib/exe/fetch.php/vortraege:crashcourse dso and la.pdf
Type Talk
Kids session No
Keyword(s) hardware, embedded, hacking
Tags oscilloscope, measurement, hardware, electronics
Processing village Village:SwissVillage
Person organizing User:Nuess0r
Language en - English
en - English
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Subtitle BYOD
Starts at 2017/08/06 19:00
Ends at 2017/08/06 20:30
Duration 90 minutes
Location Village:Hardware Hacking Area

This course is in the Hardware Hacking Area, behind the big penguin.

In this course I would like to show you what a oscilloscope and a logic analyzer is used for, how they work and how you have to use them.

The Goal is, that you know how to:

  • correctly select the type of measurement device
  • correctly set up your device, that you see what you are interested in
  • interpret the measurement display and know how accurate it is


This Session is not a workshop, because I can not organize enough material. It is more like a talk but with less people so we can do it much more interactive with questions and answers when they appear.

Target audience

You have worked a bit with electronics and you can handle a multimeter. Then you can learn here how to handle the (second) most important electronic measurement device: The oscilloscope

You have worked with an oscilloscope before but you are not happy with the results you get when you press "Auto-Set" or "Auto-Measure" and now you would like to know how to correctly use an oscilloscope (and what it does).

You have heard about a "Logic analyzer" but you don't know what it's used for.

Material

I try to bring material that is needed that I can show and demonstrate what I like to explain to you. Perhaps we have a place with a projector to show the slides. Else we will use our laptops to go trough them.

You are very welcome to bring your own measurement devices if you bring it to the camp. This way we can share knowledge and experience about them and you can hopefully learn something how to use it better.