Setting up an electronics lab capable of doing real work used to be a daunting and expensive task, buying an oscilloscope, function generator and power supply was more than a lot of budding engineers could manage. With nScope, a full USB powered portable electronics lab that allows you to breadboard a circuit and evaluate operation through the use of a scope display on your laptop, you're up and running in minutes for an investment of under $100.
First developed at Northwestern University in 2010 and improved over several iterations, its latest configuration is now being offered through a Kickstarter campaign.
In addition to the oscilloscope and power supply, nScope is equipped with two function generators and two pulse generators. To accompany all this great hardware, we're releasing an open API, for custom control from any PC, Mac, or Linux machine.
If you're breadboarding simple circuits, building with an Arduino or any other microcontroller, or just getting you feet wet with electronics, the nScope gets you on your way with a very affordable package. You may not have all of those very impressive and expensive scopes and function generators sitting on your workbench, but you will be learning electronics with a lot more money still in your wallet.
This looks like a very nice bit of technology and perfect for Everyday Engineering.