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BitScope Mini owner Tom Owad has come up with a brilliant but simple idea to mount his BitScope on his iMac to create a convenient stand-alone test and measurement workstation. He explains it all at applefritter.com. In a nutshell, he's modelled the Smart Port Adapter and created a 3D-printed bracket for it. Using the bracket he's mounted the BitScope to his iMac. Check out his blog post for full details. He's also included the OpenSCAD and STL files you'll need to do the same. The beauty of h ...
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Sydney Maker Faire Wrap

Posted by bitscope Aug 21, 2016
BitScope, Blade and Raspberry Pi at the Sydney Mini Maker Faire. We had a ball exhibiting BitScope Mini, BitScope Micro, BitScope Blade and full range of accessories at the recent Sydney Mini Maker Faire held at the MAAS Powerhouse Museum in Sydney last weekend. Engaging VisitorsDuring the course of the faire we were visited by makers, students, children and their parents, teachers and engineers. We were impressed with how engaged visitors were with many expressing a keen interest in how elect ...
We were invited to present a seminar about cluster and physical computing with BitScope Blade and Raspberry Pi at the Sydney Linux User Group meet up at Google recently. It was a good night with many questions from the floor. Watch the Seminar Video.Bruce introduced BitScope Designs and our history in test, measurement and mixed signal data acquisition solutions. He explained our work with Raspberry Pi which saw the launch of BitScope Micro, our smallest mixed signal oscilloscope tailored for us ...
Following our initial tests last week, we've been doing more testing today with the Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display. All our apps work just fine (if you hide the menu bar to make some room on this 800x480 pixel display for some of them). I've posted this vine showing what BitScope DSO looks running on the new display (let me know in the comments below if you know how to embed a vine in a community post ) It turns out that the display resolution is just right for touchscreen use with Bi ...
We bootstrapped the new Raspberry Pi LCD like everyone else but with a twist, we wall mounted it and powered it with a 12V battery (using BitScope Blade). We were keen to see what the display looked like and to check that our software and hardware worked with it. We are pleased to report it looks fantastic and everything just works ! BitScope Test & Measurement Workstation. BitScopes have always offered great USB Oscilloscope solutions for PC, Mac or Linux systems. More recently we ...
We get asked from time to time whether you can use BitScope with Windows 98, XP and Vista. The short answer is yes but your mileage may vary. Here is the latest edition (as at the time of writing) of BitScope DSO running on Windows XP: Unfortunately we can no longer provide official support for these old versions of Windows but we'll do our best to ensure you can still use them. No point to throwing away that ancient but otherwise useful Windows PC or notebook, turn it into a Mixed Signal Osci ...
SPI – Serial Peripheral Interface Demystified This article cross-posted from Raspi.Tv with permission and our thanks! I was in need of an interesting signal to check out the logic analyser functionality of the BitScope micro. So, another of my current RasPiO® Beta boards was used as a convenient way to connect an mcp3008 analog to digital converter (ADC) to the Pi and the scope. RasPiO Analog board + BitScope probes connected I don’t claim to be an expert on SPI, but having ...
We've released the first beta update in the development branch ahead of BitScope DSO version 3.0. DSO 2.9 Ready NowWe've been collecting your feedback as we work towards the release of DSO 3.0. We have added new features and fixed many bugs. The time has come to make the new version available for beta testing. We want you to have the latest software for BitScope as soon as possible. This means releasing the new version it while it's still in development. This software fixes many bugs reported i ...
Getting Started with BitScopeThis quick start guide is to help get you up and running with BitScope quickly. For more information about BitScope, which model is best for you, what software to choose and how to use it in detail, please see our support page. What's included in the box ?Regardless of which model you choose, everything you need to get started is included. The BitScope itself, USB connection cable, 10 mini-grabber test probes, A connection key-card, A pair of analog terminators, ...
Since launching BitScope Micro with element14 late last year we now have many more customers than we used to ! To ensure we can continue to meet your needs, we looked for a new system we could use to extend our email and online support to help answer all your questions. We surveyed the market for a system we could use. We've chosen Trello and we're now using it to build a number of interactive BitScope Support Boards for you. A Support Board presents lists of support cards. Each card answers on ...
Recently we released MP01A, a dual channel mixed signal oscilloscope probe adapter for Bitscope Micro. Since then we've received requests for a more compact BNC adapter that can be used in-line to build much larger systems, especially for automated testing and data acquisition applications. Our solution is Tom Thumb (MP02A), a low cost mixed signal adapter for use with scope probes, coaxial and other cabling. The BNC input can be connected to CHA or the built-in waveform generator a ...