I’ve been meaning to pitch MAKE an article about the basics of how to use a Digital Multimeter (DMM). The manuals that come with most meters appear to be written by electrical engineers, for electrical engineers, and Radio Shack’s “Getting Started” guide on the subject is little better. I so wish, a decade ago, I’d had a tutorial like Lady Ada is constructing on her site. The first installment is on the basics of continuity testing.
Effectively using a DMM is really not that hard, and kind of fun, when it’s explained to you in human-readable language and decent photos. Looking forward to posting about the rest of the series.
Here’s our Street Tech guide to buying a decent DMM.