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2009-05-13 22:21:44.874696+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

I've got a basic 20MHz analog oscilloscope I got for a job where I built my first stepper controller, and I've got a nicer 25MHz scope that a friend gave me, but I was recently loaned a nice 100MHz digital scope. Not only does it occupy a lot less space on my desk, the "Run/Stop" button is a different world, as are the on-screen cursors that let me measure regions. I'm gonna have trouble going back... Hope I don't have to.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-13 22:49:42.8081+00 by: jeff

I'm envious!

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-14 10:04:17.979362+00 by: meuon

yeah.. I got my old 60mhz Tektronix back.. but I'd sure like a good 100mhz one, what make/model is it?

#Comment Re: Unrelated to Scope made: 2009-05-14 10:58:27.932916+00 by: jeff [edit history]

This is a cool toy which is unrelated to a scope but I believe falls nicely into the subject heading. Amazing specs for only $229?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-14 14:31:11.898133+00 by: Diane Reese

Jeff, that is super cool! I love how they even rigged up on-board.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-14 22:29:49.198458+00 by: jeff

I agree Diane and, as Dan also points out offline, "I don't need another hobby to suck me in!"

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-14 22:44:06.504791+00 by: Dan Lyke

Meuon, it's a Rigol DS1102E.

Jeff, I think it'd be key to have a number of people around with those, because unless you've got an excuse to race them they'd be an "okay, that was fun" experience.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-15 02:20:43.222366+00 by: jeff


#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-15 13:23:49.708143+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Handheld digital storage scope: $50.

$33 for the kit.

Only 2 MHz, but still...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-15 13:30:26.909517+00 by: Dan Lyke

Shadow, that's super sweet!

(And would have been fantastic for 90% of what I used my 20MHz scope for: looking at TTL level serial data)