Pocket Electronics Lab Tool – Espotek Labrador
Wanted to setup your Electronics Lab at home, then I am sure you always dream to have one Oscilloscope, Function Generator and a variable power supply. How much it will cost you if you want to buy all these, quite costly right?
No Today, I will introduce to you a new module, that can work as Oscilloscope, Digital Multimeter, Â Function Generator and a Variable Power supply just under $25 or as low as free, if you want to build it yourself, yes you heard it right, You can make your own module because itâ€™s completely open source.
Introducing â€œEspotek Labradorâ€œ. An all in one Electronics Tool, which can work as Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Power supply or as function generator directly and can be controlled via usb interface using a desktop based application.
From day one, the goal of the Labrador project has been to produce a tool that everyone could afford, from an unpaid intern in San Francisco to a high school student in SÃ£o Paulo. Multiple revisions have been made over the past year and a half, with every component being carefully selected to deliver performance and reliability while keeping costs down. Whole designs have been scrapped and components ripped off of live boards, and the net result speaks for itself. Labrador is the most affordable electronics lab in the world.
Itâ€™s very, very small
Labrador is tiny. The current prototype measures up at 31mm x 38mm x 23mm and weighs just 10g. The next prototype will be even smaller. Suffice to say, Labrador doesnâ€™t eat up your apartmentâ€™s precious storage space and can be taken with you anywhere you go. Debugging robots on the train, anyone?
Itâ€™s fully Open SourceÂ
All software is licenced under the GPL, and all hardware under Creative Commons. This makes it possible for you to improve or extend your Labrador in any way you want – and then share this with the growing open source community.
Please note that these specifications represent the typical performance of the current prototypes and may be subject to some slight changes in future.
Specs at a Glance:
- Oscilloscope (2 channel, 750ksps)
- Arbitrary Waveform Generator (2 channel, 1MSPS)
- Power Supply (4.5 to 15V, 1.5W max, closed-loop)
- Logic Analyzer (2 channel, 3MSPS per channel, with serial decoding)
- Multimeter (V/I/R/C)
- Software compatible with Windows, OSX, and Linux
Complete Design Files including code, PCB, Schematic and desktop software can be found here.