Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Oscilloscope kit

Just had fun in the hotel room last night after work and built one of these:

No camera with me so borrowed those images off the company site.

Interesting project.

* Max sample rate - 5M/s (AUTO mode),8 bits
* Sample memory depth - 256 bytes
* Analog bandwidth - 1MHz
* Vertical sensitivity - 100mV/Div - 5V/Div
* Vertical position adjustable with indicator
* Input impedance - 1MΩ
* Max input voltage - 50Vpp
* DC/AC coupling
* Horizontal - 2μs/Div - 10m(minute)/Div
* Auto, normal and single trig modes
* Rising/falling edge trigger
* External trig available
* Trig level adjustable with indicator
* Hold/run feature
* Save up to 6 captures to EEPROM and retain after power down
* Retrieve and display saved captures
* Transfer its screen to PC as bitmap file via serial connection
* Built-in 500Hz/5Vpp test signal
* Frequency counter (only for TTL level input signal)
* 9 DC power supply
* Dimension: 110mm X 65mm X 25mm (without case)

I bought it from


g4ilo said...

Just to clarify, did you get that complete oscilloscope kit for 33 bucks? It seems unbelievably cheap.

M1KTA said...

Yes, It was very cheap didn't think was possible. I ended up with the one with all the 0603 SMD premounted so the build was seriously fast.

Note that it is only 2MHz so a bit of a toy in many peoples mind but fine for 455KHz and audio stuff.

And it was fun to build.


It arrived in a little white plastic bubble wrap bag (like an A5 jiffy envelope) The shipping invoice says (figures in $ not £):

Digital Storage TST-0002 1 35.95
Oscilloscope with Panels
DIY KIT (SMD pre-soldered)
Subtotal 35.95
Shipping 8.50 International USPS First Class
Tax 0.00
Total 44.45

M1KTA said...

Bought it from

g4ilo said...

I'm almost tempted at that price, but it's over the threshold for having to pay VAT and the rip-off tax collection charge so it would end up costing about 50 quid.

M1KTA said...

I never had to pay anything else on top.