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Offline robotaTopic starter

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the parameters of scope, function generator and power supply
« on: February 17, 2009, 12:19:41 PM »
Hallow friends
I want to begin create some simples robots
Therefore I need to buy a scope, function generator and power supply
But before I buy I want to understand the deferent of parameters in each of this devices and to understand what is the minimum in each parameter that I need

Thanks
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Offline paulstreats

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Re: the parameters of scope, function generator and power supply
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 12:30:57 PM »
You really dont need any of that for building simple robots. The most important utility would be a multi meter, one should cost around $20 - $40 for measuring continuity and voltages (some measure resistance, capacitance, measure transistors as well).

An oscilloscope is really a luxury at hobby level. You could also just use batteries instead of a benchtop power supply and a function generator is just too far.

Id spend the money on components. If you get the axon microcontroller designed by the admin on this board, it can be programmed with an oscilloscope program (also created by a member of this board). letting you use the axon and a computer as an oscilloscope. that way you get a microcontroller which you really need for a robot and the bonus of an oscope that doesnt cost anything near what an standalone oscope would cost.

 


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