We’ve already seen ultra cheap (and low end) electronics lab tools like DSO138 oscilloscope kit for $23, or the $5 USB123 USBee AX logic Analyzer, but EspoTek Labrador combines 5 electronics lab equipments into a single board that claims to act as an oscilloscope, a waveform generator, a variable power supply, a logic analyzer and a multimeter for just $25.
EspoTek Labrador specifications and key features:
- MCU – Atmel ATXMEGA32A4U 8-bit AVR MCU @ 32 MHz with 32KB flash, 4KB SRAM, and 1024 bytes EEPROM
- 2 channels oscilloscope up to 750ksps, ~100kHz bandwidth, -20 to +20 V range
- 2 channels waveform generator up to 1 MSPS supporting sinusoidal, square, triangular, sawtooth, and arbitrary waveforms
- 4.5 to 15V power supply up to 1.5W max
- 2 channels logic analyzer up to 3 MSPS per channels
- Multimeter with voltage, intensity, resistance, and capacitance functions
- USB – micro USB port to connect to PC / board running software
- Power Input – 5V via micro USB port
- Dimensions – 38 x 31 mm
- Weight – 10 grams
The board needs to connected to a Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux computer via its micro USB port in order to be controlled by the custom software provided by the company and demonstrated in the video below in all 5 modes. Hardware files and source code can be found in Github.
The Labrador project is fundraising now on crowdfunding platform CrowdSupply, where it has raised 66% of it’s $9000 goal so far. You’ll need to pledge $25 for the Labrador, and discount are available for larger quantities. Shipping is already included in the pledge, the campaign ends on October 20th, and the boards are expected to ship before the end of the year.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.