The newest upcoming addition to the Discovery family, the Analog Discovery Studio, provides additional functionality to what’s already available with the acclaimed Analog Discovery 2, in a form that is not only portable but more powerful!
With increasing student enrollment, oftentimes already-limited lab space does not increase proportionally. So many institutions are turning to a studio learning approach to supplement traditional labs or provide hands-on lab experience where such a facility does not exist. For example, My Electrical Engineering path started at a Community College that did not have an electronics lab, but I had an instructor that brought in an Original Analog Discovery for each student, so that we could get hands-on experience with circuits while starting to learn circuit analysis theories and methods. The Analog Discovery Studio brings even more power (no pun intended) and functionality in the same way and can be used in any space with a desk and a power outlet.
An instructor can keep Analog Discovery Studio’s in a bin in a secure place, then bring them out when it is lab time, or have one available for office hours if students need additional help. In fact, that’s exactly what my professor did in Community College with the Original Analog Discovery. Further, tutoring centers can be easily equipped with an Analog Discovery Studio to provide learning assistance outside of class, lab, and office hours, and store the device in a convenient, secure spot. Hands-on learning no longer needs to be restricted to dedicated lab space.
The module itself is about 9 inches wide, 7.5 inches tall, and 1.5 inches deep, making it large enough to provide sufficient workspace, and small enough to fit in a backpack.
In addition, the Canvas can be easily removed from the Analog Discovery Studio so a student can continue building a circuit at home without having to take the entire Analog Discovery Studio with them. As students wear out the canvas, it can be replaced without purchasing an entire new Analog Discovery Studio module. This also allows students to continue working on building circuits when it is convenient for them, without having to have the entire Analog Discovery Studio with them, whether that be at home, in the classroom, in a coffee shop, or any other available workspace.