Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Engineers Australia

Editor(s)

Yasir M. Al-Abdeli, Euan Lindsay

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Engineering (SOE) / Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

13287

Comments

This article was originally published as: Wild, G. , Swan, G. I., & Hinckley, S. (2011). Computer based experiments for off-campus teaching and learning of AC electricity. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Fremantle, Australia. Original article available here

Abstract

In this work, we show the implementation of a computer based Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) and Signal Generator (SG), using the computers soundcard for off- campus AC electronics experiments. The microphone input is used for the DSO, and the speaker jack is used as the SG. In an effort to reduce the cost of implementing the experiment, we examine software available for free online. A small number of applications were compared in terms of their interface and functionality, for both the DSO and SG. With the choice of a suitable app for both the input and the output, simple AC experiments were completed using the computer based DSO.

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