The $5 oscilloscope

Computers & Mobile Technology
The  oscilloscope

In response to my posting of the DIY hobby o-scope item, Ken_S sent a link to his “Minimalist Oscilloscope 08M Project,” which uses a PICAXE 08M chip and a Nokia cellphone screen to create a… well… minimal oscilloscope. Given that he got the phone for a buck, he was able to build the scope for $5. I like at the bottom where he brags: “Check out these impressive specifications rivaling scopes costing twice the price.”

The Minimalist Oscilloscope 08M Project


4 thoughts on “The $5 oscilloscope

  1. Juozapas says:

    Dead link to project

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    We must have maxed out his bandwidth for the month. Check back later.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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