Developers, electronics engineers, makers and hobbyists looking for an affordable integrated circuit tester may be interested in this automated Arduino IC tester, created using an Arduino Mega development board and built for roughly $25 by Akshay Baweja. Check out the demonstration video below to see the Smart IC Tester in operation and learn more about this interesting build which will help you make sure all your integrated circuits are working correctly.
The IC testers’ creator Akshay Baweja explains more about the project “I designed a shield for all components to fit-in and chose the Arduino Mega as my microcontroller board since both the ZIF Socket and LCD can be put side by side giving the build a compact and portable look and feel.”
Full details on how to create your very own jump over to the Arduino Blog below or the official GitHub page for all the code required and the Instructables website for full instructions on how to create your very own. Some of the parts you will require include an Arduino Mega 2560, 2.4 inch TFT touch Screen LCD with inbuilt SD Card Slot, 4GB MicroSDHC, 20 Pin ZIF Socket and others.
If you are interested in building other Arduino projects you might be interested in our DIY Arduino wind speed monitor created using an anemometer purchased from the Adafruit online store.