EEZ Bench Box 3

by Envox

Modular, open-source test & measurement chassis

View all updates Apr 14, 2020

More Key Components Have Arrived

by Denis Kotlar (a.k.a. prasimix)

Production continues, and we are happy to report that several critical components have finally arrived. Below is a brief summary of activity since our last update:

  • BP3C modules have arrived from the manufacturer.
  • We are nearing completion on production of MCU modules and AUX-PS modules. I expect delivery soon.
  • Power modules from the test batch arrived. We reported minor assembly errors and production will now resume.
  • Meanwell AC/DC converters have finally arrived.
  • Work on firmware continues, including an effort to simplify the process of defining ramps and delaying output voltages and currents. (Short video below).
  • The simplest pledge level (i.e. BB3 Enclosure & Bare Boards) is already packed. We are now waiting for the remaining modules to be tested and calibrated so we can pack them as well.
  • Thanks to the great work of one German backer, we now have the first revision of a User manual in German.

We are still working out the best way to send everything to Mouser for fulfillment. We have information that air cargo prices are going wild, so we are watching to see if they will stabilize soon. On the upside, these delays mean that pre-orders will likely ship immediately after crowdfunding orders are.

Firmware Development

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Denis Kotlar (a.k.a. prasimix)

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$10

Support EEZ Studio Development

EEZ Studio is a cross-platform free and open source BB3 development environment but also attractive SCPI controller that is used to access many T&M devices using SCPI commands. Its development and support cost us money and your donation will help us to keep it alive and kicking.


$165

BB3 Enclosure & Bare Boards

A BB3 enclosure kit with a wire harness, nuts and bolts for the three core modules, a 4.3" TFT touchscreen display, an encoder knob, and an 80 mm fan. Includes a set of bare PCBs for building the three core modules (AUX-PS, MCU STM32F7, and BP3C DIB 3-slot backplane) as well as PCBs for building one DCM220 two-channel peripheral power module and two single-channel peripheral power modules (either the DCP405 or the DCP405B, as they can be assembled using the same PCB). Suitable for builders with the necessary skill, time, and patience.


$350

BB3 - Starter (Without Peripheral Modules)

A BB3 enclosure kit without bare PCBs but with fully-assembled core modules (AUX-PS, MCU STM32F7, and BP3C DIB 3-slot backplane). The Starter provides an environment for experimenters who are willing to build their own modules or who want a specific BB3 configuration (such as a six-channel BB3).


$650

BB3 - Two Channel (Full)

A BB3 starter kit and two full-featured DCP405 single-channel (40 V, 5 A) peripheral power modules, including an AC/DC power module for each. A two-channel programmable power source with advanced features: remote sensing, remote programming, a down-programmer, and additional OVP (with crowbar).


$750

BB3 - Four Channel (Full)

A BB3 starter kit, two full-featured DCP405 single-channel (40 V, 5 A) peripheral power modules, and one dual-channel DCM220 peripheral power module. Includes all three necessary AC/DC modules. This is the two-channel full kit, expanded to include two additional programmable power sources.


$179

DCP405 One Channel Module (Full)

A full-featured DCP405 single-channel (40 V, 5 A) peripheral power module with remote sensing, remote programming, a down-programmer and crowbar OVP. Includes an AC/DC module.


$125

DCM220 Two Channel Module

A DCM220 dual-channel (2 x 20 V, 4 A) peripheral power module and its AC/DC module.


$59

Cable Set

Two pairs of high quality, silicone, color marked (black-red), 1 m connecting cables; a pair of clip-on probes; and a pair of insulated crocodile clips.

Credits

Envox

Envox d.o.o. is home of the Envox Experimental Zone (EEZ), an open source initiative to bridge the gap between DIY / hobbyist / educational / low-budget and professional / commercial test and measurement solutions.


Denis Kotlar (a.k.a. prasimix)

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