[sdiy] New SDIY Guy Video: Oscilloscope Kit, DFAM, A cool film score patch and more

Quincas Moreira quincas at gmail.com
Sun May 6 03:46:16 CEST 2018


exactly!  It's certainly good enough for most SDIY needs, but nothing near
what a proper profesional scope is capable of :)



On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Pete Hartman <pete.hartman at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it's highly unlikely that a $20 kit scope is going to stand up to
> a professional unit like the Rigol in any kind of serious testing.
>
> However, it seems likely that the kit scope is likely to be "good enough"
> for the majority of what someone building kits, occasionally
> troubleshooting, or viewing waveforms is likely to need.
>
> I have a DSO Quad cellphone sized portable scope (also not what I would
> consider to be professional grade) that I use for nearly everything, and
> have for 6 years now.  There have bee a few times it's let me down, but by
> and large I've gotten by just fine.
>
> Pete
>
>
>
> On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 7:38 PM, Jimmy Moore <jamoore84 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to think of how you could do a shoot-out between the kit scope
>> and the Rigol..... but I'm also not an EE.    After watching your video, I
>> spent some time looking for quantitative reviews on the the kit scope but
>> everything seems to be a glorified build log.   I think it would be
>> valuable -- especially in the (synth) electronics hobbyist community -- to
>> see how it's performance stacks up to something a little more
>> purpose-built.  (for audio rate applications, at least)
>>
>> I'm sure people here are much more qualified than myself to suggest
>> experiments and things to try and capture/measure that might highlight its
>> operating characteristics.
>>
>> But maybe this is more work than a $20 kit is worth.
>>
>> On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 6:13 PM, Quincas Moreira <quincas at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I think it's actually pretty decent! I'm not an EE, so I don't know much
>>> about what a good scope has to be able to do (though I do have a good one,
>>> Rigol DS1104Z). What I can say is that the waves look accurate, and the
>>> voltage and time ranges are plenty appropriate for use with modular and
>>> synth DIY.  It would probably be enough for my needs as an amateur synth
>>> builder, though of course I'm glad I have something with more channels and
>>> a bigger screen.
>>> I took it to a gig I did recently and along with my tuner and my
>>> portable recorder, it was super useful to have while setting up a live
>>> patch.
>>>
>>> On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Jimmy Moore <jamoore84 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'd love to hear more about your opinions on that oscilloscope --
>>>> setting aside it's form factor and low-cost, does it have any measurement
>>>> chops? or is it just a fun visualization?
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 5:11 PM, Quincas Moreira <quincas at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hey fellows, I haven't been posting my vids here lately, but I think
>>>>> some of you might get a kick out of this one, I hope it's ok :)
>>>>>
>>>>> https://youtu.be/yjYh1GW3gXg
>>>>>
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>>>>> Quincas Moreira
>>>>> Test Pilot at VBrazil Modular
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