More Shop Updates

While I’m spending most of the time for now with my laptop and phone doing all the boring business organisation stuff (I finished my business plan and it looks do-able!) I can’t resist to escape from all that office work to the shop and do some work there too.

My workbench got itself a twin brother


Because of small mistake in measurements of required parts this is not an identical twin but you’ll need to have a measuring tape or very sharp eye to notice that. It is slightly longer, which is not bad in any way, anyway :-)

Here is what I wanted to do for years – to hang all my testing wires on the wall so they won’t be permanently entangled any longer as they were while stored in a tool box


And this is another piece of equipment I desperately wanted to get for years – multi-channel (8 channel!) digital oscilloscope


It does not look like much when hanging on a wall but it gets much fancier when connected between a car and laptop


O wow, with this sort of equipment I feel myself a real High Tech kind of guy, someone who can figure out something important by observing mysterious waveforms on computer screen :-)

Actually here I’m just satisfying my curiosity on the operation principles of PCM controlled alternator on Ford F-350. Nevertheless it is indeed a whole new angle to look at the fast changing signals. Makes diagnostics much more efficient once you get a bit of experience using this ultra-valuable tool. Really liked this thing from the first try, very flexible and capable piece of equipment. Even from the very beginning, how cool is that to set a color of the waveform to be the same as color of the wire you reading a signal from! :-). Or how about the recording capabilities for multiple signals that only limited by the free space on a hard drive?

Should have got it a long time ago!



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