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CRT oscilloscope (more of an audio/visual display)
by The 4th Doctor on February 20, 2009 Table of Contents intro: CRT oscilloscope (more of an audio/visual display) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 1: Open it up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 2: configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 3: Amplification and other stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertisements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Make Magazine Special Offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4 5 6 7 7 7 7

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must be working) -A decently strong amp or stereo -some pliers wire strippers and such -avoid death if possible you can also make this do some different affects purely to stare at as some music plays you can have it radiate from a dot in the center as music plays or stretch out as a full line pulsing to the music and ofcourse the good oll classic wavy line thing vertically or horizontally observe the video Image Notes 1.org. Nice and old http://www. TV to "Convert" Image Notes 1.intro: CRT oscilloscope (more of an audio/visual display) This is the simplest way ive seen to convert an oll crt into an oscilloscope (Also drives flybacks nicely) I shall answer question asked I saw how on this site http://www.zyra.instructables. 200hz sine wave via audacity Image Notes 1.htm This is not how to make a good useful lab quality oscilloscope but you can plug sound into it and watch the wavy line do wavy things and get all wavy in this wavy way thats nice You need -a crt to convert (preferably an old knobed one.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ .uk/oscope.

sad emoticon Image Notes 1. Pulsing from the center Image Notes 1.instructables. old Kenwood Stereo 2. pulsing from the center Requiem Image Notes 1. Classic wavy line Image Notes 1.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ . BF1942 Image Notes 1.2. Pulsing horizontal line (most boring and pointless of the configurations) http://www.

Speaker 6.5 centimeters 2. that is coils of wire and hopefully 4 wires coming out around these coils somewhere usually 2 on each side(they should be grouped into 2's somehow) 2 for vertical defection and 2 for horizontal defection to see which is which cut one! and see what goes out.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ . Chippy 2. The coils/yokes 7. The CRT 4. 2 wires for horizontal 4. Ignore this stuff 3. The TV's control board 5. Coiled up wire 2. The primary of the flyback is connected Directly to the horizontal supply 17Khz from a flyback for a flyback step 1: Open it up Now open it open that tv Aright then as you may have heard the tube itself can act as a hv capacitor discharging it is a good idea and there could be some hearty charges stored on capacitors on the tv's control board so watch what your doing So on this TUBE you should see YOKES. That is turn the tv on after you cut one of these wires. 2.instructables. Flyback transformer Image Notes 1. if you see a horizontal line congratulations you have found the vertical coil and if a vertical line its a horizontal coil! Image Notes 1.Image Notes 1. Avoid Touching 3. 2 for vertical http://www.

The other supply Image Notes 1. one of the coils Image Notes 1. The speaker too if your into that kind of thing http://www. supplying current to the vertical coil makes a full line pulse outwards from a horizontal line What I did is ran a wire from each supply and each coil and the speaker that was built into the tv and ran them up to where the antenna used to hook up so I can switch around how its configured easily Image Notes 1.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ . The other coil 2. wires that ussualy go speakers on a stereo/amplifier to power are speaker for the eyes Image Notes 1. maybe only one of them i cant remember have a voltage high enough to give you a good shock) and the wires going to the yokes the coils you want to connect the horizontal coil to the vertical supply and then you supply your signal into the vertical coil .instructables.step 2: configurations we will call the wires coming off of the board the supplys(the supplys.5 volt battery and connecting it to the vertical coil you should see the horizontal line move up or down(depending on polarity) you can do the same thing with all the other setups (getting a different movement ofcourse) With this set up V hold can tune the scope to a frequency (when reading a tone it will look like its flying by unless its lined up with the v hold correctly) if the line dosent fill the screen up all the way mess around with the V hold and H hold if you connect both coils together and supply current you can get an expanding oblong circle effect when the horizontal supply is connected to the horizontal coil.that is to get a horizontal line that will squiggle with music you can see that its working by taking a 1. one of the supplys 2.

to driving source/amplifier for an expanding circuler pattren 15.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ . and pardon my spelling on it i dont have firefox at the moment 5. casually plugged into mysterious shadowy outlet 7. 3. ^Vertical 5. I usually have this amplifier from some crappy computer speakers taped to the top of the tv. 4 wires somwhere around here possibly 2 on each side or 2 sets of 2 on the top depending on the tv but 4 wires in groups of 2 in some way (the orange stuff is lots and lots of wire) 10. I think there's 2 leads on the vga cord you can short out. < Supplys 4. you can drive a flyback with the verticle supply 4. to driving source/amplifier for a flat vibrating line like an ossiliscope 14.instructables. uneeded wires at the very back of the tv tube on a chip leave as they are 9. ^Horizontal Image Notes 1. or just to play your mp3's (feed this into your amplifing device) 3. --With these was annoying step 3: Amplification and other stuff To supply the coil with music in any configuration you need a nice amount of amplification. Speaker 2. tv control board 6. vertical --> 18. not sure how helpfull this is. if you do this with a color tv youll be able to change the color of the line which is a bonus i guess Image Notes 1. you can use a computer with a tone generating software such as audacity to make sine waves and soforth. no modification needed and note you do need to be able to turn the tv on and see tv static or a channal 8. going from your computer threw some average speakers with a headphone output should move it around decently with any old amp you can wiggle it around until its stretching far far further then the screen(Does this make some x-rays?) be weary it might be harmful to whatever you hook it up to(unlikely) but I'm obviously not responsible nor am I responsible if the tv explodes when you open it and destroys you (disclaimer says what) what? The Horizontal supply drives a flyback quite nicely (It is whats driving the flyback inside the tv isent it For those who want to know the vertical supply runs at about 1Khz as for the horizontal 17Khz if your using a newer tv or a crt monitor it may be more difficult because the newer things may not like you messing around with with there yokes and such. varies boxes for tunning and interface. if the tv/monitor fails to turn on despite your efforts I suggest you take the flyback and run http://www. a thought occurs to me now as i put tags on this picture. supply. coil. each set of wires that is on the right that is 13. horizontal --> 19. picture tube 11. when closing the case lining these up-2. vertical --> 16.2. my vertical coil measures to aboot 20 ohms ive hooked it up to my old ratty amp instead of one of my speakers. each set of wires on the left that is 12. and with computer monitors you need to make it think its connected to a computer or it will go into sleep mode. horizontal --> 17.

The primary of the flyback is connected Directly to the horizontal supply 17Khz from a flyback for a flyback Related Instructables Advertisements Make Magazine Special Offer Comments 14 comments Add Comment Xellers says: May 1. 2. nickk says: Apr 11.The one in this instructable was destroyed because somehow the supplys got attached to each other and the tv left on for an unknown amount of time and the thing is toast now ill make another one sometime Enjoy Image Notes 1. The 4th Doctor says: yeah never notice how blurry the pics of the wires are when i make another one of these ill take some better pics what about my writing it seems like i go threw some parts too fast to me Apr 11. 2009.instructables.it would make it much easier. I found them elsewhere. 2009. maybe u can include some drawing explaining how to connect the horizontal and vertical cables and with what exactly. 8:16 PM REPLY Xellers says: May 3. I like how you tried to make a good picture of it all. The 4th Doctor says: ok i put something up on the 3rd page is that helpful? May 2. but it is a bit too confusing.I made one a few months ago. 3:38 PM REPLY This is a fun project .com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ . 9:41 AM REPLY I never actually used these instructions.5 centimeters 2. Try using some sort of circuit drawing software. 2009. 3:43 PM REPLY interesting project but your pics are so blured we can't see anything. 2009. Can you please include some sort of schematic or other diagram . 10:57 PM REPLY http://www. Long Exposure Image Notes 1. 2009.

2009. 2009. so I appreciate seeing it! L Mar 4. 2009. 7:49 PM REPLY as for the LRC circuit. me personally no but im sure its possible.12V says: DANGER do not let the electron beam point off the screen as there is no phosphor to trap x-rays and may damage the tube! try to keep the beam on the phosphors. use that to drive one coil and the plain signal to drive the other to get some sort of lissajous-style squiggles? Actually I don't see why connecting the signal to the X and Y coils gives a circle. 2009. am i sterile or will i just form mutants Apr 11. Apr 10. 2009. Ive got no idea how you could shift the phase it could be difficult to do especially with music because it verys so much And I suppose you would just get a dot in one of the corners (depending on polarity) with DC into both coils i never did that for some reason but when its music or a frequency its oscillating and brings the electron beam all the way around And when i put a sine wave into both coils it actually gives me an oblong circle since the coils are both oscillating in the same way i suppose NachoMahma says: .wouldn't it just be a diagonal line? Or do the coils already have lag because of different inductances or something? The 4th Doctor says: Mar 4.instructables. 1:08 PM REPLY The 4th Doctor says: I was wondering about that said something about it on the last page i have done it but not too much any details on how much of a hazard it is.. 5:41 AM REPLY The 4th Doctor says: spooked Mar 10. 4:11 AM REPLY lemonie says: I was thinking of doing exactly this myself. 2009. 2009. 1:07 AM REPLY -Cry_Wolf says: THERE'S MY CHIPPY! Mar 9. 2009. 11:43 AM REPLY The 4th Doctor says: SPAGETT Mar 9. Mar 4. 2009.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/ . 4:23 AM REPLY To the more passive-electronics-savvy: could you feasibly put together some sort of LRC circuit that would shift the phase of the sound signal. 2:37 AM REPLY http://www. Nice job. 8:25 PM REPLY PKM says: Mar 4.