This project / kit is not mine. It belongs to Neil Heckt. In fact when I first saw an L/C Meter project on the front page of Electronics Now - June 1996, complete with leads, alligator clips, claiming self calibration and the ultimate in accuracy, I was somewhat incredulous - yeah sure Jack.
Neil's concept is so simple in measuring either inductance or capacitance, to an accuracy beyond that which you need in the real world, it is truly unbelievable as well as cheap. The usual, "why didn't I think of that?. - oh duh!".
Finally, because I really needed a good inductance meter in particular, I purchased a kit as a christmas present for myself - thank you Santa.
Construction is very straightforward for the experienced person, the inexperienced need only exercise care and follow instructions. The unit worked straight off as Neil claimed it would. Cost at the time of this writing was $US90 plus P/P of, I think, $US10. Don't forget to have the usual 9V battery on hand.
The later units are also an improved and more accurate meter than the early model. For the quality you receive it is an absolute bargain. Any constructor using inductors in projects will find this an absolute "need to have" - that's if your anywhere near serious. See this project on this site.
One of the first pieces of test equipment any home constructor should build is a square wave signal generator or multivibrator. It's relatively cheap and because the signal is square wave it is rich in harmonics usable from audio up into the rf spectrum. The square wave generator project is on this site also.
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