[757labs] Test Equipment Class
skhisma at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 15:23:52 EST 2011
Maybe as far as breaking things up goes cover the tools (what they do
and general of why you'd want to use them) as well as some "how to
compensate for older/cruddy instruments" and "what not to buy / you
don't really need" like you did for the soldering class. And then as a
second class basic troubleshooting "it never powers up vs it powers up
then dies after a time vs etc" type scenarios and what they generally
mean and how you'd go about proving your theories?
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Harold Scadden <vze4342g at verizon.net> wrote:
> Since no one threw anything at me, well at least that I know about!,
> during the soldering class ... I guess I can give another class.
> This time, I would like to have a real course plan laid out before I go
> crazy at the last minute. The class would be on Test Equipment - Theory
> and Operation.
> The subject matter could contain items in this list:
> 1. How does a Volt-Ohm-Meter work and how do you use one properly
> 2. How can I use crappy instruments to make really good measurements
> 3. Basic O-Scope operation and theory
> 4. Introduction to the Octopus (great for tracking down those pesky bad
> 5. How to build your own Octopus - complete instructions along with a
> working model. Since you know how to solder you can do it now :)
> 6. Digital Logic Probes and other type of bus tools
> 7. Basic troubleshooting theory
> Since this list really covers a lot of ground ... it could even be a two
> part class with theory and practical application parts.
> Some other class ideas to make this maybe a multi-part series would be
> more involved troubleshooting where the class actually tries to track
> down problems with broken stuff at the Lab or something you bring in.
> Another topic could be reading schematics etc. and basic electronics up
> to logic circuits.
> I would love to hear feedback on how to break this thing up and the
> scope that everyone would like it to cover either in a single part of
> multi-part class series.
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