Vassilis Serasidis writes: A few months ago as I was surfing on the net, I saw an oscilloscope based on PIC18F2550 microcontroller and a KS0108 controller based graphical LCD. That was Steven Cholewiak’s web site. I had never seen before so amazing microcontroller-only oscilloscope. That was realy impressive circuit, so I decided to design something like that but in C language instead of assembly that I was using all those years. The best solution for me was the WinAVR as it bases on open source AVR-GNU compiler and it works perfect with AVR studio 4. The graphics library that I used, is made by me specific for this project. It’s not for general use. If you want to include it to your codes, you have to convet it as you need to. The maximum signal speed who can show up this oscilloscope is 5 kHz in square signal. For other signals (sine or triangle) the frequency is lower ( almost 1 kHz) for having clear view of the signal.
Me personally i don’t own an oscilloscope, and when i need to measure something on the oscilloscope i ask a friend that owns to help me out. Most oscilloscope are expensive and since they are not used everyday they don’t justify the investment. You should seriously consider this project, i might give it a try myself.
DIY Oscilloscope up to 5 kHz: [Link]