These rhymes may get me some flaq, but we can’t help it, our lips smaq when we see a good DAQ. And this one is deliciously small and single-purpose. We wish we had one of these a few weeks ago when we wanted to check our reflow oven to calibrate the temperature curve!
While we are featuring this particular DAQ board that is good for high temperature measurements via a thermocouple, there’s a whole family of boards from Digilent/NI. All manufactured and supported by MCC – the OEM for this series. The others are a mix of Ethernet, Raspberry Pi or USB controlled ADCs & DACs with 12 to 24 bit resolution, and up to 500 kS/s.
The USB DAQ board does not come with a thermocouple itself. You’ll need to get a standard K, J, etc. type and also have it with a mini thermocouple plug which is available on Digi-Key if you are getting bare thermocouple wires. The thermocouple wire can come on huge spools if desired: spot weld one end that will be attached to the hot thing being measured, and then screw the other ends into the mini plug.
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