In this video, electrical engineer Barron Stone demonstrates how to make a basic signal measurement with an oscilloscope. Learn how to choose the right probe, connect to the circuit, and configure the o-scope trigger mode.
- To measure a signal with your oscilloscope,…first, you'll need a probe.…And most oscilloscopes will come with probe cables,…like this one.…It has what's called a BNC connector on one end,…which you attach to the oscilloscope,…by sliding it on to the channel you want to use.…For now I'll use channel one.…And then you twist it, until it clicks into place.…The probe side has two main parts.…The ground clip, and the probe tip.…You'll attach the little alligator clip to the common…or ground reference for your circuit,…and then use the probe tip,…to poke around, and measure voltages,…at other points throughout the circuit.…
It's similar to probing around a circuit…with a mulitmeter, you simply touch the probe tip…to the component you want to measure.…Scope probes will often also include this optional…little clip attachment, which slides on…to the pointed end.…It enables you to clip the probe onto wires in the circuit,…which frees up your hands to do other things.…Most probes will also have a little switch on the side,…
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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3. Resistive Circuits
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