Oscilloscope Hack – How to Convert your Oscilloscope into a Linux Terminal Screen!


Here’s a rather amusing hack where the author turns his oscilloscope into a linux terminal screen through serial connection.  Not only can you connect linux devices, you can essentially connect anything that uses serial communications.  That means you can now use oscilloscopes for displays on Arduino projects and much more.   Of course, this is sorta overdoin’ but we still like it.

The Terminalscope is a full, bidirectional serial terminal that uses a PS/2 keyboard for input and displays 54×24-character output on an oscilloscope or XY display. It can be connected to a PC via USB-to-TTL adapter or directly to another microcontroller.

Source code, schematics, and full instructions provided here at Msarnoff.org.

via hackaday

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