DIY capacitance meter

Electro-Labs created new open source hardware project,  a DIY capacitance meter: This is a capacitance meter which can measure capacitors rated from picofarads to millifarads. The principle of operation is simple. Just apply voltage to the capacitor and measure the elapsed time to charge it. The circuit is based on Atmega328P and it is Arduino […]

7400 competition entry: Capacitance meter

Alvaro built a Capacitance meter out of logic chips for the Open 7400 Logic Competition. His project measures capacitance of a capacitor and displays it on a 7-segment display. It works by using the said capacitor in a RC oscillator, which changes its output frequency proportionally to the capacitance in it’s RC circuit. The frequency […]