Benchtop Multimeter Repair: ebay Bargain Hunt

I picked up a broken Agilent U3402A Digital Multimeter on ebay for a good price, taking a gamble that I’d be able to fix it.  I put together a video where I tear the meter down, diagnose the problem, and come up with a working hack to fix it, all in “real time.”  It’s a ...

Rigol DS1102E Unboxing & Mini Review

It’s been a week of new toys for the electronics lab here at the world headquarters of Tangent Audio.  Yesterday brought the affordable hot air reflow tool, and today brings my first personally owned digital storage oscilloscope. The low-end Rigol scopes can be had in 50Mhz and 100Mhz versions (both 2-channel) for about $325 and ...

Inexpensive MSO

A friend pointed out this inexpensive MSO.  $250 for a lot of capability.  Looks like it’d be great for a home lab, or even for light professional work.

Affordable Digital Scopes 1

Rigol is a company selling Chinese-made digital scopes for very affordable prices.  Their DS1000E/D series is especially interesting, with entry level (50MHz/2channel) units going for as little as $500USD. I ran across these scopes on David L. Jones’s EE Video Blog, which is pretty entertaining.  He has a brief review of the scope series and ...