Free Inductance Meter PCB – first come, first served

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When I made the PCB for the stand-alone inductance meter, I erroneously used a SSOP footprint for the microcontroller (instead of the desired SOIC). The PIC is available in a SSOP package (PIC16F1963-I/SS instead of PIC16F1936-I/SO) but I didn’t have any at hand so I simply made a new board with a SOIC footprint.

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Apart from the footprint, the SSOP board is identical to what I’ve finally used and is fully functional. If anyone is interested I’m happy to give it away for free – first come, first served.

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By the way, I’m building a second inductance meter for my father who has asked me if he could get one, too. It’s technically identical but this time the 3D-printer had orange PLA in it so I used just that.

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By pure coincident, the color just about matches the newer Agilent / Keysight multimeters 😉

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4 thoughts on “Free Inductance Meter PCB – first come, first served”

  1. Can you measure an unknown capacitance using this meter? I am developing a sensor that uses capacitance as the measurement variable. I need to measure the change in capacitance caused by the sensor. Thank you for your reply in anticipation.

    1. Hi Krishna. This should absolutely work – I just haven’t done it. The capacitance and inductance are in series so you can also measure capacitance, you just need to slightly change the software. The reason why I haven’t done it is that a regular DMM can measure capacitance so I didn’t need to build this functionality myself.

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