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 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!
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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For our first blog post, we wanted to share the true origins of nScope. We began envisioning what eventually became nScope in 2010 when we wanted to change the way electronics was taught. Check out the video below, in which Michael Peshkin describes how nScope has changed his classroom.