Building wxWidgets on all platforms

nScope is built on wxWidgets, a cross-platform GUI library written in C++. The library is essentially an abstraction of native graphics toolkits for existing platforms, and that allows us, the developers, to write a single codebase that compiles and runs on many operating systems with a native look and feel. It’s also open-source, and well-maintained. Although[…]

nScope update – May 2017

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since we’ve communicated about nScope. Time has been flying and nScope has had a hard time keeping up with all the work that needs to be done. In this update, we’ll discuss our progress (or lack thereof) in both software and in labs. If you want to come meet us[…]

nScope is now available on Amazon

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.

Updating nScope

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 on Raspberry Pi

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.

nScales are ready!

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.

nScope kicks off in a big way

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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Demonstrating nScope at Chicago Northside Mini MakerFaire

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.