Being an electronics engineer, I always wanted to have a portable component tester, which could test every electronic component out there. In 2016, I built myself a Component Tester based on AVR TransistorTester by Markus F. and Karl-Heinz Kübbeler. Following that, I redesigned the Component Tester to size of a keychain.
Since makers, engineers and hobbyists have a computer around our work-desk always. So I thought to myself why not build a component tester that could be used as a USB accessory which allow us to test the components. I have designed a software to go along with the USB component tester that displays the required test parameters on display in a minimal design form. The test leads are colour coded and these colours indicate the pin configuration. The software supports three major OS platforms macOS, Windows and Linux.
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