Recently picked up an oscilloscope from Adafruit, or wondering what you might use one for if you did have one at your disposal? Tektronix ‘XYZs of Oscilloscopes‘* gives a great introduction to the basics of scopes, and the content is all pretty much universal. Having a scope opens up a world of debugging and learning opportunities (seeing is believing!), but the learning curve can be a bit steep if it’s your first time in front of one. Know any other good tutorials to help people get started? Feel free to post them in the comments below!
*Note: Registration is required to download any of the primers and guides from Tek, but it’s all free and there really is some good information in the different guides.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.