|The Monthly Theme You Voted For: Test Instrumentation|
The theme this month is familiar to anyone that participated in the DIY Test Equipment contest last year, Test Instrumentation is a repackaging of the same concept but we've added a twist to make things a little different. You can post the same type of projects as before but if you have an idea that involves a creative use of a micro:bit we'll ship you one (while supplies last). Also, different from last time is we're offering Tool Sets as prizes courtesy of Klein Tools. You can also win a Grand Prize of an 18 pc ($327 value) Journeyman Tool Set along with a $100 Shopping Cart for the most original project. In addition, the Three First Place Winners can win a 6-Piece Trim Out Tool Set in addition to the usual $100 Shopping Cart. You are free to use any components you like.
If you know anything about our members, its that they love their hand tools and test instrumentation. This contest allows you to build your own test instrumentation using whatever components you like. If you're just getting started with electronics, Test instrumentation will help further your understanding of how electronics work, giving you a chance to get your hands dirty with microcontrollers, development boards, tinkering, and soldering. If you're looking for an easy way to get started on electronics, you can propose an idea that uses a micro:bit and we'll send you one (while supplies last). If you're more experienced, you probably have as piece of favorite test equipment on your bench that you could never live without. You've also probably run into situations where you need a custom Test Instrumentation device, that you can do yourself, that not only fits your needs, but can be done at a fraction of the cost. If you have an idea that involves a micro:bit wearable as part of your test equipment comment below and we'll send you one for free (while supplies last).
|Be Original||Stick to the Theme|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
|One Grand Prize Winner Wins an 18-PC Tool Kit Plus a $100 Shopping Cart!|| Three First Place Winners Win a 6-PC Tool Kit Plus a $100 Shopping Cart!|
18-Piece Journeyman Tool Set (~$327 Value) Plus a $100 Shopping Cart
6-Piece Trim Out Tool Set (~$100 Value) Plus a $100 Shopping Cart
|Comfortable and durable tools for the professional Contains one Journeyman side-cutting pliers, one Journeyman diagonal-cutting pliers, one Journeyman long-nose pliers, one Journeyman pump pliers, one adjustable wrench, one phillips-tip screwdriver, one wire-bending screwdriver, two cabinet-tip screwdrivers, one Rapi-Driv® screwdriver, one square-recess tip screwdriver, two nut drivers, one power-return rule, one Klein-Kurve® wire stripper/cutter, one protective eyewear, one Powerline work belt, one 10-pocket tool pouch|
A quick, portable solution for electricians on the go! 6-Piece set contains one side cutting pliers, one Klein Kurve® Wire Stripper, one Phillips-Tip Screwdriver, one Cabinet-Tip Screwdriver, one 4-pocket leather pouch, and a lightweight utility belt Includes: Heavy Duty Side Cutting Pliers (D2000-9NE) Klein-Kurve® Wire Stripper (11055) #2 Phillips-Tip Screwdriver, 4-Inch (102 mm) round shank (603-4) 4-Pocket Leather Tool Pouch, riveted for extra durability (5119) Lightweight Utility Belt (5204)
|DIY Test Equipment: Mini Air Jet||Cyclops-1000: An Electronic Eye for Rotational Speed Measurement|
|DIY Test Instrumentation|
|Vintage 555 - A general-purpose button debouncer||DIY Test Equipment: Ears and Tears 2020 (A Logic Probe)|
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
What are Monthly Themes?
What are Monthly Theme Polls?
Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
You have until November 14th, 12:00 AM CDT to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Automated Cable Test System .. part 1 2 days ago in Test Instrumentation||by phoenixcomm|
|"No lies" IR Thermometer - part IV 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by koudelad|
|Cyclops-1000: An Electronic Eye for Rotational Speed Measurement 5 days ago in DIY Test Equipment||by shabaz|
|Project14 | Test Instrumentation: Tool Kit Prizes: micro:bits for Testing Tool: bits! 3 weeks ago in Test Instrumentation||by tariq.ahmad|
|TinyDVM#2 6 days ago in Test Instrumentation||by dubbie|
|µBOSS .... Test Instrumentation ... micro:bit 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by dougw|
|uBOSSlevel1 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by dougw|
|uBOSScharger1 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by dougw|
|uBOSS1 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by dougw|
|"No lies" IR Thermometer - part III 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by koudelad|
|"No lies" IR Thermometer - part I 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by koudelad|
|"No lies" IR Thermometer - part II 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by koudelad|
|Voltmeter (>1mV) with user selectable range using Micro:bit (Part-1) 1 week ago in Test Instrumentation||by mahmood.hassan|
|Precision analog opto-isolation amplifier using HCNR200/201 2 weeks ago in Test Instrumentation||by mahmood.hassan|
|Frequency Counter (Square, Sine or Tri angular) 2 weeks ago in Test Instrumentation||by mahmood.hassan|