Friday, May 24, 2024

Do DIYers and Engineers Need Such an Instrument?

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Can you imagine carrying a complete set of instruments in your back pack? Being able to do your entire lab work–from where-ever you are?

Liquid Instruments recently introduced a cute looking device with a cuter name: Moku:Go. It’s touted to be a complete, portable platform designed to take the engineering lab anywhere with you, and hopefully usher in a new era of scientific and engineering education at universities around the world. The single palm-top device includes an oscilloscope, PID controller, logic analyzer, arbitrary waveform generator, data logger, spectrum analyzer, and more.


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That’s What a Moku:Go Looks Like. Check Out the Interfaces.


Who Moku:Go? What was the need?
As per Liquid Instruments spokes-person, within higher education, current “in-person” lab instrumentation is stationary, expensive, hardware-limited and fixed. Plus, existing portable solutions often lack the intuitive software interfaces that current and future generations of students have come to expect. They also do not offer all of the necessary instruments and features to enable students to learn effectively outside of the lab.

Since the onset of Covid, there is an increasing demand for remote learning solutions and a more hands-on experience both in and out of the classroom. Thus, the need for multi-purpose, powerful instruments that students can carry with themselves, and be able to do their experiments and research, from any location.

Moku:Go, as per Liquid’s press release, is a software-enabled hardware platform that is equivalent to an “engineering lab” that can fit in a backpack. It’s been designed for maximum portability, flexibility and durability, to take not just electronics and electrical engineering students, but physics, bio-engineering, chemical engineering and other majors through all four years of their education and even beyond. It starts with 8 proven, powerful instruments including an oscilloscope, PID controller, logic analyzer, arbitrary waveform generator, data logger, spectrum analyzer, and more. It also features full connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot and USB-C. The hardware has been designed to ensure that students can explore new projects without putting themselves or their equipment at risk. And, the unique integrated power supplies are user-programmable with high voltage and high current options for any project.

Additional Features:

  • Moku:Go’s software was designed to appeal to a generation that is accustomed to intuitive user interfaces and broad compatibility.
  • Liquid Instruments is bringing the user experience out of the flip-phone era and has designed intuitive Windows and Mac interfaces that are inviting and powerful for students.
  • It offers remote access capabilities and clearly diagrammed views of the signal processing chain, which makes it easy for students to learn difficult concepts whether they are in person or remote.
  • The platform supports Python and MATLAB APIs and has published examples of MATLAB live scripts for remote instruction, live student assistance and plagiarism control.

“Our first product, Moku:Lab, gave R&D scientists the power and flexibility they needed to do their job, all in a streamlined and cost-effective platform. Now with Moku:Go we will bring those same advantages to improve the overall quality of education and motivate students to study science and engineering,” said Professor Daniel Shaddock, CEO and co-founder of Liquid Instruments. “Students deserve lab equipment that is powerful and flexible, but also simple and fun to use. Improving access to critical educational tools will empower students from all walks of life to pursue a career in STEM.”

Moku:Go starts at $499 and can be customized to match school colors, with volume purchasing for educational institutions. For more information on education discounts, accessories and full specifications, please click here.



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