Thinking of adding this Project for my Advanced Automotive students for Next year

Jose Mobile Technician Florida Posted   Latest   Edited  

I was thinking that I would have my students build the following next year:

kuman JYE Tech DSO Shell Oscilloscope DIY Kit with Open Source 2.4 inch Color TFT LCD+ Shell + DIY Parts + Probe 15001K (SMD pre-soldered) 

I was planning this as a S.T.E.M project. I think this will make a good super basic scope for them to use for testing sensors and doing wave forms. So I am asking what you guys think of this and if there is any ideas that you think will go with this project. Let me know what you guys think.

Thank You,

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Roy Mechanic
Manitoba
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Not a bad idea. In fact I was thinking of buying one for our Level 1 apprentice for that exact reason. I have yet to buy one of the various versions of that kit, to test it out though.

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Jose Mobile Technician
Florida
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I am probably going to get one for testing in the next month to test with my youngest son who is heavy into computers and electronics. If you try it out before me let me know what you think. I will do the same and post my opinions.

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Roy Mechanic
Manitoba
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Will do.

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Randy Curriculum Developer
North Carolina
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Back when I taught Automotive Electronics at an Iowa Community College (in the dark ages ;) ) I made my Intro to Electronics class build a DVOM piece by piece from a kit. They hated me for a couple of days but then discovered that they really could identify components, solder, handle static sensitive components, troubleshoot and generally got over the fear of circuits.

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Jose Mobile Technician
Florida
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That is the reason that I want to do this. As well as they will have a basic scope to use to test sensors.

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Michael Technician
New Hampshire
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I'm not sure if it's the same 1 or not, but amazon has 1 listed, very similiar (kuman JYE Tech DSO Shell Oscilloscope DIY) and I see a lot of 1 star reviews against, the product. Your idea of having students do this sounds good, but maybe a different kit?

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Roy Mechanic
Manitoba
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Fwiw i take amazon reviews with a grain of salt. I have seen bad reviews when people couldn't figure out the simplest things. Or even bad shipping unrelated to the actual item. To avoid the shipping issue and i want it quickly i make sure it is amazon fulfilled. That little scope is basically the same thing all over the net sold under different names. They sell them built and as a kit, and…

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Michael Technician
New Hampshire
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I agree about reviews I just thought I'd mention them. And yes, something will 1k plus 5 star ratings needs looking into also! LOL

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Carl Instructor
North Carolina
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Looks like you can also get an acrylic case as well. Or you can get another band with the case for about the same amount as buying the kit and case.

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Jose Mobile Technician
Florida
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I saw those as well and found a lot had to do with bad components so it will give us time to test and verify all the components before we begin to assemble more practice. This is also why I am getting a practice one to check it out and see if it is going to be worth getting for them.

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Stephen Technician
Tennessee
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There are only about 40 parts to placed on the board so maybe a couple hundred thru hole solder joints to be done. There is minimal practical circuit board experience to be had. To gain experience doing circuit board “repairs”; I suggest getting junk circuit boards or modules. Old PCs or junk yard pulls or repair shop cores could be sources for boards to work on. I’m not against assembling the…

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Jose Mobile Technician
Florida
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This project is th first project after fundamentals and troubleshooting section is done.

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Olle Instructor
Minnesota
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In many cases the desire to learn more about something like an engine, a car, or maybe even an oscilloscope comes later, after having tinkered with the object. So, sometimes it is better to see, feel and operate something before the actual theory behind it is brought in to play. Sort of like a flipped class room.

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Tony Inspector
California
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This would be a nice project for advanced students but keep a couple things in mind. This requires some soldering technique to work on circuit boards and the instructions say up front there is no guarantee that it'll work when you're done. The website forum for problems is answered by the jyetech owner himself, and he designed the thing. This scope has a 200Khz bandwidth which will handle most…

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Jose Mobile Technician
Florida
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Thank You for the information. I have contacted the JYE Tech to get some input from them about their kits and if they have insight to others maybe doing the same thing. I will post on how things go.

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Tony Inspector
California
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Good plan. Let them know there may still be interest in an affordable, automotive based scope.

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Michael Technician
Massachusetts
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Sounds cool.

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