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.
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