10 SERVO 06.2015
Better Way from Breadboard
Schmartboard introduces new bread/protoboards. These boards are the exact dimensions of a 400
or 830 tie point breadboard with all of the same
traces and power rails.
The act of taking a circuit from a breadboard
and transferring it to a protoboard can be frustrating
and problematic. With this new board, users can
either remove the parts from a standard breadboard
one at a time (while they are next to each other to
assure proper placement) and solder them onto the
bread/protoboard, or they can lay the new board on
top of their own breadboard, place the parts through
the bread/protoboard and into their breadboard.
Then, when ready, the components can be soldered
from the top to the bread/protoboard, before
removing it and component leads from their breadboard,
thus saving the step of transferring the components from
the breadboard to the new Schmartboard (where errors are
most commonly made).
Lab Nation has introduced the SmartScope: a lab device that runs
on OS X, Linux, Windows, Android,
and iOS (jailbroken). SmartScope
balances the increased mobility of
being completely powered by a tablet,
phone, or PC, and being free from
heavy batteries or an electrical outlet.
The SmartScope offers superior
performance in its class with:
• Two Analog Channels at 100 MSa/sec with
4 Meg of memory and >200 Waveforms per second.
• Eight Channels of Logic Analysis at 100 MSa/sec.
• One ARB Waveform Output Channel at 50 MSa/sec.
• Four Digital Output Channels at 100 MSa/sec.
• Trigger Out to allow for combining two units to
The Smartscope, in addition to the technical
specification, is also an open platform allowing users to
take control of the scope with their own custom or
Priced at $229, this product represents a great value
for makers, students, and engineers.
SmartScope was conceptualized by the idea that today
we all carry devices that can provide displays, computations,
control, and power. As a result, we do not need to put
these components into instruments, therefore saving money
SmartScope was funded by KickStarter with over 1,400
Funders. These supporters have received their initial units
and are actively involved in the development of
Lab Nation relies on this community of users to guide
projects, provide critical input to the designs, and act as
advocates to the broader community.
For further information, please contact:
www.lab-nation.com Lab Nation