Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester
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Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Thu May 02, 2013 9:20 am

22/0/2013 UPDATE!
New Version 0.7x
Attention! The connection diagram has changed!


ArduTester

This is an Arduino porting of the excellent work by Markus Frejek.
The final aim is to create an economic component tester using Arduino and a few passive components;
I'm trying to make the system more scalable as possible, so you can view the output in Serial Terminal or alternatively via a I2C LCD.
I'm working on a shield which will also include the components for the Logic Analyzer (Another project of ABC). For my convenience i publish first SMD version  and then TH Version.

Logically all the updated files will be available at this first post.  :D

This is the basic design:

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Files download.

Schematic
Sketch 07f (27/07/2013)

In the coming days will be available the new gerber files and the new shield layout.
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Thu May 02, 2013 9:53 am

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This is a preview. Testing a 100nf capacitor.

ArduTester features:
- Automatic detection of NPN and PNP bipolar transistors, N- and P-Channel MOSFETs, JFETs, diodes, double diodes, Thyristors, Triacs, resistors and capacitors.
- Automatic detection of pin layout of the detected part.
- Measuring of current amplification factor and Base-Emitter threshold voltage of bipolar transistors.
- Detection of the protection diode of bipolar transistors and MOSFETs
- Measuring of the Gate threshold voltage and Gate capacity value of MOSFETs.

and much more!
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Thu May 02, 2013 11:35 am

A new version is out (0.6i)
Pushbutton now work.
Press button to start probing.
When a flag is showed in lcd a new information page is available!

If you don't use button remove this line: #define BUTTON_INST

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Note:
Button connected to pin2 and gnd (internal pullup)
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Thu May 02, 2013 1:15 pm

New version 06j available (download at 1st post)

- Powersave functions
- Code Cleanup
- Flag only when more info availables
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Thu May 02, 2013 3:40 pm

New version 0.6k on line  :D
- Some fix (By PaoloP)
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Fri May 03, 2013 3:30 am

adafruit_support_rick wrote:Cool!
Blogged!


Thanks!


1st post updated with corrections.
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Sat May 04, 2013 2:49 am

0.6l on line.
- Minor fixes
- Digital functions on Analog pins disabled.
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Sat May 04, 2013 10:27 am

version 06m on line:
- ShowFET() fixed
- Code Cleanup
- Short Circuit Ok
- starting work for inductance meter
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Sun May 05, 2013 3:58 am

version 06n online (on 1st post)

-CheckResistor() function fixed
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Mon May 06, 2013 4:36 am

At 1st post new version of pcb shield and gerber files.
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Mon May 06, 2013 12:56 pm

- Version 06o OnLine.

- SelfTest Function (short all probes and push button). Show debug info of ArduTester
- SelfAdjust (installed but not yet implemented)
- Minor bug fixes
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by giantsfan3 on Mon May 06, 2013 8:10 pm

pighixxx wrote:At 1st post new version of pcb shield and gerber files.


Very, very interesting project. I didn't know so much could be accomplished using just an Arduino!

A request: Any chance you can upload Eagle schematics (as opposed to the Gerber files)?
I would love to make one of these but I make my own PCBs at home, and want to make some adjustments.
In the meantime, I'll see if I can make a schematic myself using your illustration.

In either case, really impressive work. I've looked at your code; it's obvious that you put a lot of effort and organization into it.
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by pighixxx on Tue May 07, 2013 2:15 pm

giantsfan3 wrote:
pighixxx wrote:At 1st post new version of pcb shield and gerber files.

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A request: Any chance you can upload Eagle schematics (as opposed to the Gerber files)?
I would love to make one of these but I make my own PCBs at home, and want to make some adjustments.
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With 0.7X revison i will post also the eagle schematics.
The final version of ardutester will be able to interface to pc to get more information about tested components. The program will be compatible with Mac, Linux, Win
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Re: Ardutester - Arduino Component Tester

by giantsfan3 on Tue May 07, 2013 4:37 pm

pighixxx wrote:With 0.7X revison i will post also the eagle schematics.
The final version of ardutester will be able to interface to pc to get more information about tested components. The program will be compatible with Mac, Linux, Win


Very exciting; looking forward.
It would also be neat if you do a Kickstarter for this shield; you have at least one pledge guaranteed from me.
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