Superprobe Hall of Fame

Many people have constructed Superprobes and sent us these pictures.

 

This is Stefan Koch from Germany. Thanks for all your interesting projects. I built your SuperProbe years ago and it's really one of the most versatile and useful tools I've ever (re-)built. I added some pictures of my SuperProbe, feel free to put them on display on your "hall of fame" :)

 

I am Paresh Pai from India and here are the pics of my implementation of your super probe for the Hall of Fame page. I have limited resources and hence I have used simple things like a plastic tiffin box. I designed my own single sided PCB using Protel PCB and made it on FR4 material using toner transfer method. I used Microchip ICD2 to program the microcontroller.

 

Here is my version of the Superprobe reading a 4700uf capacitor. It took over two minutes to display such a high value. It is built inside a caller ID box from Goodwill. The original switches on the top control MCLR, button one, and button two (labels to be added later). The input connector is a mono earphone jack. I also added an ICSP connector to the circuit board. The Superprobe has made several of my previous projects obsolete. Ah, well... Hobby technology marches on.

Thanks for sharing

wotboa

A new Superprobe, in Germany we call it "Multitool 2", is born! It`s created with the new, compact Layout and powered by one rechargeable LiPo-Cell and a charge pump (ICL 7660). It works well - great project! In attachement i send jou a picture of my Multitool.

Best Regards and Thank You for the interesting project! --- Michael

Hi,

I'm Alex Henrique. I live in Brazil, and this is my build of superProbe.

Thanks.


 

I'm András Bene from Hungary. Although I've been dealing with electronics for more than 15 years, Superprobe is my very first project using PIC microcontrollers. Thanks to your published schematics, source -and object files, every hobbist can build this very cheap and simple "DIY" instrument, in place of buying or making separate square generator, frequency and event counter, LCR multimeter with duty cycle measuring function etc. This tool really can be such helpful in my hand, like the Swiss Army knife for McGyver :)

 

Here some pictures for the hall of fame of the superprobe! The probe is able to operate on a 9V battery, or connect to a power source with the other 2 inputs. The switch toggles between power sources. The top of the pcb is where the probe tips go out. Im current looking into making a custom enclosure that will fit perfectly. I wish to share my design with my university, and incorporate it into our workshop classes.

Regards

Kenneth de Witt


 

Luhan: here is another working superprobe for your hall of fame gallery. Very nice project, I had a lot of fun building it. Here I am measuring the junction voltage drop of a zener diode.

Many thanks

Richard VA3NDO

 

 

Many thanks for the fine article describing the Superprobe. The Peel Amateur Radio club of Brampton , Canada decided to build Superprobes for our Buildathon this fall. We made our own boards and the case came from Mouser (789-P1A-401108). Twenty builders participated and all the probes worked first time. Attached are a couple of photos for your Hall of Fame. Regards, Frank VE3FAO

 

 

Thank You a lot for your great project, it is the most versatile instrument I have built I my many year as a radio amateur. The enclosure is made of pcb, solded together, and inside, the pic is laying as a “dead bug”, so I have to add a few 100nF for avoid self oscillation. I have build in a ICSP-connection, in case of any upgrading. Best regards, Erik Nielsen, OZ1EWR.

 

 

My name is Jean Carlos, i'm from brazil and builded a superprobe, i will send to you for post on hall of fame... i used a comercial case from "Minipa Eztest" and constructed inside this box, now i have a indispensable tool for my benchtop, thank.


 

 

Ben Ryves did a really fantastic job on his Superprobe. See his website for details including source code in C and a demonstration video.

 

 


 

 

"my name is minhdt, i live in Vietnam, I want to say thanks for useful tool . my super prob is make from two plastic of broken modem and this is my results"

 

 

 

 

Bob Alexander did his Superprobe in a very nice wooden case. See his website for this and other very interesting projects.


 

 

"Thank you for share such an excellent project

Best regards,

Paolo Bartolucci

Montevideo - Uruguay"


 

 

Volker Pohlers created this version. Sehr Gut!

Check out his webpage for details.


 

"I just built a Superprobe and finished it yesterday, mine is based on the Spanish design from Sr. Heli Tejedor, as I wanted the servo driver and servo controller test functions. I didn't use the PNP transistors in the design as the display is plenty bright, all that was required then was to undefine the invert anodes line in Heli's source code, by simply commenting it out."

--Neil.

"I've finally got round to building one, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I've built it into an old multimeter enclosure, and it's turned out quite slick."

 

Rohit de Sa,
BE (Mechanical)
BITS Goa, India



 

 

"My name is Stefan Hällbo, i live in Sweden. Just wanted to say thanks for a very useful and fun project. My superprobe is made of some alu-profile, POM-plastic and a strip of veroboard. Everything soldered together on the veroboard backside with thin tefzel wire. Works great! :-)"

 

"I made the longer pencil type first, and since I happened to the needed parts in my junk box, I made a second one in the altoids tin, it is a 'curiously stronger probe' :D The first one uses power from the circuit under test, but I do like the battery powered one best."

 

"Thanks again for sharing one of the best designs I have used in a long time. I hope to see my probes in your gallery. If someone wants me to build one for them, feel free to give them my email address."

"Art Loya" <art_loya@hotmail.com>



 

Yanick Deguise did his design in a Pac-Tec enclosure. The unit is powered with a 9 volt battery inside.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Robert Gehrman of St. Paul, Minnesota built this unit. "...my pushbuttons are on the bottom side, and I added a 9v batt power option. The body is a RadioShack box and I scrounged the LED's from my junk pile. The probe tip is a steel nail hot-glued into a ballpoint pen casing."

 

 

 

Vlad Larionov produced this unit with a custom circuit board.

 

 

 

You can download his entire development package HERE.

 

Rico Geschäftlich sent in these photos of his Superprobe.

 

 

 

He did his own circuit board to fit the case, and added a rechargable battery.

 

 

"I built one of your super probes. Man is it great! Thanks for such a cool project."

Chris Laskey made this one in a case like ours.

 

Don Solomon produced his superprobe in a reading glasses case.


 

 

Imrich Konkol did a very nice job on this one and translated it into Slovak. He also added some to the design. See his Webpage.

 

 

Mark Pepper did his own circuit board design.

It makes a very tidy package.

 

 

Bill Sherman made his own PCB and built his unit in a Hammond box.

He also has a great robotics site - http://home.comcast.net/~botronics/robots.html

 

Here is another improved version of the Super Probe. The webpage is available in Spanish.

 

 

"My name is Peter Veres.I'm 16 years old, and I live in Hungary. I've built the superprobe,and i really like it! Here are pictures about it. I used smd resistors, and i found an smd crystal in an old cd rom, so my superprobe is very small. The display is from an old fax (the only thing i bought is the PIC)."

Nice job Peter!

 

(Here is one I found just googling around. This guy has a ton of projects - mostly for ham radio. Check out his website.)

 

 

Zach Nahum did his entirely on a protoboard. He uses it mostly for the inductance measurement function.