Today, we have passed a major milestone: nScope is in stock at Amazon. We (Nick and David) have learned so much in this process, and we’re super excited that we can finally get nScope to those who missed our Kickstarter campaign. But this is just another step forward in the road ahead of us.
nScope 0.7 is now available for download, and with every new version of nScope software, there is new firmware that needs to be loaded too. Here’s a breakdown of what happens during this process. First, nScope software is updated. Once the new version is loaded, it connects to the nScope and should see that the[…]
nScope has always been intended for low-cost educational purposes, and the Raspberry Pi single board computer is the perfect companion for nScope. And now, with the latest version of Raspian, the Raspberry Pi operating system, experimental openGL drivers are available! Since nScope draws the oscilloscope graph with openGL, this means nScope now runs really smoothly on Raspberry Pi.
Today we received our first nScopes from our manufacturer. They are pre-programmed, hardware/firmware tested, and ready to ship.
The past month has been an absolute sprint for us. The fall academic quarter has begun at Northwestern University, and we were pulling late nights getting ready. But we’ve made a ton of progress, click the link to check it out!
We got a shipment in last week. After a few design iterations, we finally settled on a design for our PCB ruler, nScale. We now have enough nScales in house to ship to our $5 backers, and include with each and every nScope shipment. We’ll be packing these up and sending them out to 95 backers who backed us at the $5 level within the next week. The rest of our backers will be receiving them with their nScope package.
What a month it has been. We just concluded our month of crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and we raised over $187,000 from over 1700 backers. This is a success we could never have imagined. As well look ahead, we plan to finish prototyping and deliver the most recent generation of nScope by September 2015.
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It’s been an incredibly exciting 60 hours from Friday night until now. Early Saturday, we were selected as a Kickstarter staff pick, and we’ve raised over $18,000 from over 170 backers.
Additionally, we exhibited at the Chicago Northside Mini MakerFaire on Saturday. We brought with us 4 nScopes and a variety of circuit demonstrations to show all the cool stuff you can build with just a few simple circuits.
We’ve had so many requests to purchase nScope, we’re launching a Kickstarter campaign. We want so much to share nScope with the world, but to do that, we need to make an order large enough to bring the price down to a sustainable level. This type of project is, we feel, perfect for Kickstarter.
We’ve spent the last several months preparing nScope for its public debut, and now it’s time. If you like nScope and want to see it made, please support and share our story with anyone you know might be interested. Thanks so much for your interest and support.
One of the reasons we use microcontrollers every day is because we need to control physical systems. Motor control is a very basic application in which microcontrollers prevail over full-blown computers. Lately, we’ve been testing the limits of nScopeAPI. In this video, we demonstrate a real-time motor controller implemented in python, using nScope as the hardware interface. Because the computer is in the loop, prototyping the PID parameters is super fast and easy. Tuning control parameters and seeing physical results has never been easier.