New members of Contextual Electronics and people learning electronics often ask me if they should be buying expensive test gear. I don’t think so.
Instead, I think you should focus on getting started with lower end equipment and using it to its limits before deciding to upgrade to high resolution or speed models. The important thing is to focus on the methods of measurement and troubleshooting, not getting bogged down with the specs of the gear you’re using.
Two of the devices we use for the course that were discussed in the video above:
Those links go to the “skills” modules, showing overviews of how to use the devices. We also use them regularly in course content.
If you’re reading this and not yet a member of Contextual Electronics, we also offer a discount on the Analog Discovery 2, so new members can get it at the “academic” discount when signing up for 3 months of Contextual Electronics.
If you have questions about the above video or the AD2 bundle deal, please ask in the forum below.