Back when I was in college I used to walk by one of the engineering labs all the time on my way to class and see the geeks in there working with oscilloscopes. I always wondered what exactly they were for. I still don’t know the why or how you use one of the things, but any gadget that has lots of wavy lines and looks impressive is cool with me.
If you are qualified to use an oscilloscope or just want to look smarter working on your computer Oscium has a new app and hardware accessory that will make your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a mixed signal oscilloscope. The app is on the App Store right now and will work with any iOS device on 3.1.3 or up.
The app puts the wavy lines on the screen, the hardware adapter has five leads, and a one pen-style thingy attached to it. You can pre-order the hardware now for shipment on April 29 for about $300 (USD) directly from the Oscium website.