A Powerful tool for learning science by exploring and experimenting.
4 channel Oscilloscope, 1Msps, +/-16V input range. Programmable voltage ranges
Sine/Triangular Wave Generator, 5Hz to 5kHz. Programmable voltage sources, +/5V and +/-3.3V
Supports Add-On I2C/SPI sensors for pressure, humidity, temperature, angular velocity, luminosity, magnetic fields, and more.
Frequency Counter and time measurements. RC Meter.
12-bit analog resolution. Fully calibrated
100+ documented experiments and easy to add more.
Download the fully loaded SEELab 3 app from the Play Store to use your device as a portable test and measurement tool. It includes a host of features ranging from the Oscilloscope and Data loggers , to a Graphical programming interface, and interactive schematics.
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Create circuit diagrams in Inkscape/PS and save as plain SVG
Open with the SEELab3 Android app, and watch dynamic content being generated
Text such as PV1, WG, A1 are replaced with controls, and meters. Intuitive User Interface.
Automatic parameter sweeps, and graphs are also enabled
I2C sensors can also be added . e.g `BMP280:1` will render as a pressure guage
Derived parameters can also be input as equations !
On the right is a schematic diagram for a diode clamping circuit.
The SEELab3 is fully compatible with the ExpEYES17 desktop software which recognises it based on the version number stored in the hardware. Some of the ExpEYES17 experiments are listed below, and can be carried out with the SEELab3 as well
Constant Current Source(CSS) : the constant current source can be switched ON and OFF under software control. The load resistor should be less than 3k for this current source.
Programmable Voltage : Software controllable power supply -5V to +5V range.The resolution is 12 bits ( ~2.5 mV step size)
Square Wave Generator SQ1 : 0 to 5 volts square wave. Frequency from 4Hz to 100kHz. The duty cycle of the output is programmable. Setting frequency to 0Hz will make the output HIGH and setting it to -1 will make it 0 Volts. SQR1 output has a 100Ω series resistor inside, so it is safe to directly connect LEDs
Square Wave Generator SQ2 : Output swings from 0 to 5 volts and frequency can be varied from 4Hz to 100kHz. The duty cycle of the output is programmable. SQR2 is not available when WG is active.
Digital Output (OD1) : The voltage at OD1 can be set to 0 or 5 volts using software.
Sine/Triangular Wave WG : Frequency can be varied from 1Hz to 5kHz. The peak value of the amplitude can be set to 3 volts, 1.65 volts or 150 mV. Shape of the waqveform output is programmable, using the GUI sine or triangular can be selected. WG bar is converted into WG.
Capacitance meter IN1 : Capacitance connected between IN1 and ground can be measured. It works better for low capacitance values, upto 10 nanoFarads but it is possible to measure in micro farad range also.
Frequency Counter IN2: : Capable of measuring frequencies upto several Mega Hertz.
Resistive Sensor Input(SEN) : This is mainly for sensors like Light Dependent Resistors,Thermistors,Photo-transistors etc.. It is internally connected to 3.3 volts through a 5.1kΩ resistor.
±16V Analog Inputs, A1 & A2 : Can measure voltage within ±16 volts range. Range can be selected from .5V to 16V fullscale. Sampling rate up to 1MSPS/Channel, giving the functionality of a low frequency oscilloscope. Both have an input impedance of 1MΩ.
±3.3V Analog Input A3 : Can measure voltage within ±3.3 volts range. The input can be amplified by connecting a resistor from Rg to ground, gain -1 + (Rg/10000). The input impedance of A3 is 10MΩ.
Microphone Input MIC : A condenser microphone can be connected to this terminal and the output can be captured.
12C Sensor Interface : The four connections(+5V, Ground,SCL and SDA) of the 8 terminal berg strip supports 12C sensors. The software is capable of recognizing a large variety of I2C sensors for measuring temparature, velocity, acceleration etc.
+/-6V / 10mA Power Supply : The VR+ and VR- are regulated power outputs. However,they can supply very little current, but good enough to power an Op-Amp.
Output characteristics of an NPN transistor are being obtained in this experiment. The collector voltage is swept using the programmable voltage output, PV1, and a series 1K resistor is used to limit the current as well as to act as a shunt to measure the voltage drop across the transistor’s C & E. Base current is set via another source, PV2, and a 100k resistor. Collector and base voltages are monitored using analog inputs A1 & A2.
180 degree out of phase AC voltages required for the full wave rectifier are provided by WG and WG outputs. The input waveforms are monitored on A1 and A2, and the output on A3. A load resistor must be connected from A3 to ground to obtain proper output waveforms. A capacitor can be connected in parallel to the load resistor to observe the effect of filtering.
The SEELab hardware can be accessed via the expeyes Python library, which provides functions for operations like reading/setting voltages, measuring capacitance, time intervals etc. The example code is to study an inverting amplifier. A 200 Hz sine wave is set on WG. The channels A1 and A2 are captured and plotted, using matplotlib. Data analysis will reveal the exact gain.
from expeyes import eyes17 p = eyes17.open() p.set_sine(200) # 200 Hz sine wave output on WG t,v,t2,v2 = p.capture2(500,20) #500 voltages each from A1, A2 at 20uS intervals #Now let's use matplotlib to plot this data from matplotlib import pyplot as plt plt.xlabel('time (mS)') # Set the label for the x-axis . optional. plt.ylabel('Voltage (V)') # Set the label for the x-axis . optional. plt.plot(t,v) #input (A1) plt.plot(t2,v2) #output of amplifier (A2) plt.show()