[sdiy] What test gear do you use?

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Sun May 6 22:12:01 CEST 2018


Yes, you can hack the Rigol not only to a higher base model, but also 
unlock protocol analyzers, extra trigger modes etc, probably nothing an 
analog synth kit builder desperately needs, though.

- Steve


Am 06.05.2018 um 21:58 schrieb Quincas Moreira:
> As mentioned in my other thread, I have the Rigol DS1104Z, but I hear 
> one can purchase the much cheaper Rigol DS1054Z and hack the firware 
> making it identical to mine, since the hardware is the same: 
> http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Upgrade-a-Rigol-DS1054Z-Digital-Oscill/ 
>
>
> I now have the DSO Shell which I honestly think suits 90% of synth DIY 
> needs. Used to have the DSO 128 kit which was ok too.
>
> I have had a slew of cheap DMMs, just waiting to have the cash to buy 
> a better one. Timmy Churches of O&C fame has recommended I buy this one:
>
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eevblog/eevblog-121gw-multimeter
>
> Other than that I use a cable I made with some alligator clips on one 
> end and a 1/4¨plug on the other, which I stick into a fender pocket 
> battery powered Bassman amp just to hear signals when troubleshooting.
>
> That's it for test equipment here....
>
> On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 2:43 PM, Michael E Caloroso 
> <mec.forumreader at gmail.com <mailto:mec.forumreader at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I do far more maintenance/repair/calibration than building circuits.
>     My tools are:
>
>     Tek 2430A
>
>     ABI Chipmaster for testing logic ICs (not terribly comprehensive)
>
>     Peak Electronics DCA75 for testing discrete components (nice tool)
>
>     Tek 7904 comprehensive system consisting of these modules:
>     2x 7A26 vertical amplifiers
>     7B53A horizontal amplifier
>     7B92 horizontal amplifier
>     7D15 universal counter
>     7D01 logic analyzer w/ DF1 formatter
>     7L5 frequency analyzer
>
>     One of the power features of this system is I can configure the logic
>     analyzer to trigger on a microprocessor event, and then use THAT to
>     trigger the analog scope system to capture an aperiodic signal.  Saved
>     my butt a few times...
>
>     Tek TM515 portable system consisting of:
>     DC503 universal counter
>     FG502 function generator
>     SC503 storage analog scope
>     DM501A DMM
>
>     I also have a Tek FG504 function generator, but it won't plug into the
>     TM515 chassis (not compatible).
>
>     MC
>
>     On 5/6/18, Jimmy Moore <jamoore84 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:jamoore84 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > I didn't mean to clutter up Quincas' thread with the scope
>     conversation,
>     > but I'd love to hear more about what test gear people use.
>     >
>     > I've recently gotten back into kit building, and Quincas' video
>     on the kit
>     > scope looked fun and useful -- Do people have other equipment that
>     > similarly fills a similar purpose that is worth its while? Space
>     is at a
>     > premium in my apartment, which is why I'm interested in hearing
>     about these
>     > small kit things.  I don't have much room for a dedicated test
>     bench!
>     >
>     > Steve's comment about the DSO112
>     > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGU9LoEpQFw
>     <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGU9LoEpQFw>> brought me further
>     down the
>     > rabbit hole.
>     >
>     >
>     >  What's everyone use?
>     >
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> Quincas Moreira
> Test Pilot at VBrazil Modular
>
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