[KwartzLab] An Open-Source Oscilloscope!
md at cantares.on.ca
Fri Jun 8 22:23:13 EDT 2012
At 11:35 AM -0400 6/8/12, Alex Williams wrote:
>Once there's a prototype, I can put you in touch with Eric
>Migicovsky if you're looking for advice on doing a hardware-based
>Kickstarter. I think he's still got the high score there.
Thanks. Though as an open-source project, it'll be finished at the
working board stage. Making a commercial product at that point would
be a whole new thing, and might not even be possible due to patent
>But if you're really looking to disrupt the market, I think you
>should be trying to build an open-source version of one of those
>$50,000 scopes, like Tektronix' MSO7000 series. I think those
>machines are overpriced by at least a factor of 10. It would be
>awesome to put something with that power in the hands of us mere
>mortals. Like stealing fire from the gods!
That would mean "starting a company", as opposed to "dicking around
with scope design"!
>Besides, the $400 market is pretty crowded right now. The low-end
>100MHz Agilent and LeCroy scopes can be purchased from the OEM for
>about that price.
Maybe re-read the target specs of the project...
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