This is where we collect some of the best material we have for new users to reference and learn how to use their Automotive PicoScope.

Pico automotive diagnostic training courses are held at various locations, across the UK, Germany and in the USA.

Designed for customers who have purchased, or are considering purchasing the Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit each course will help you get the best from the PicoScope software and diagnostic kit.

Starting from Step 1, we've created a 5 step training programme to guide those new to PicoScope along their journey of scope diagnostics from the very beginning.

As you progress through the training programme, you will learn PicoScope from our basic tests through to our more advanced tests and accessories. The Steps are designed to progress your learning at a steady rate, teaching PicoScope from the ground up.

Online training - Getting started

Scope School Part 1 - Introduction to PicoScope by Steve Smith |
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Scope School Part 2 - The next step by Steve Smith - Pico Technology |
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Step 1 - A PicoScope Guide to Oscilloscope Diagnostics by Pico Technology An pdf packed with great information about PicoScope and how to use oscilloscopes for testing vehicle systems and components. Includes Top 10 tests. |
PDF tutorial |

PicoScope basics video - Part I by Paul 'Scanner' Danner |
Video training |

PicoScope basics video - Part II by Paul 'Scanner' Danner |
Video training |

PicoScope 6 Automotive: Introductory training notes by Pico Technology |
PDF tutorial |

Compression testing by Pico Technology |
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Parasitic drain testing by Pico Technology |
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Online training - Intermediate users

Online training - Advanced users

Scope School Part 3 - Tips and tricks by Steve Smith - Pico Technology |
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Scope School Extra: Bonus Class by Steve Smith - Pico Technology |
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Inlet metering valve (IMV) duty cycle with math channel by Steve Smith |
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Voltage drop techniques: Introducing floating inputs by Steve Smith |
Written tutorial |

Audi A8 Fusebox diagnostics by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Parasitic drain by Steve Smith - Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Testing the Bosch LSU 4.2 broadband oxygen sensor by Steve Smith |
Written tutorial |

Electronic Throttle Control (Drive By Wire) by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Using PicoScope’s filtering functions by Steve Smith - Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Pressure School Part 1 – introduction to the Pressure Transducer by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Pressure School Part 2 – A running diagnosis by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Individual cylinder valve timing errors by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Back-leakage testing (spill testing) by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Hydraulic waveform examples and analysis by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Maths is cool - part 1 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Maths is cool - Part 2 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Maths is cool - Part 3 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Practical Pico: CAN bus diagnostics and serial decoding Q&A – follow-up by Steve Smith Many thanks to all who viewed and contributed to the Practical Pico: CAN bus diagnostics and serial decoding Q&A live stream at the end of March. A number of questions were raised during the live stream that we could not answer clearly during the event, and so I wanted to cover them in the following article. |
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Maths is cool – part 4 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
Written tutorial |

Belt tension by Barney Donohew |
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Maths is cool - part 5 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Practical Pico - Non-invasive engine condition testing Q&A follow-up by Steve Smith Many thanks once again to those who could attend this Practical Pico session and for the questions raised on the night. In this article, I will go through the outstanding questions and hopefully clarify any outstanding queries. |
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Maths is cool - part 6 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Maths is cool - Part 7 by Steve Smith In this new educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Practical Pico: Non-invasive engine condition testing Q&A – follow-up part 2 by Steve Smith We still have more unanswered questions from this session, and Steve is working hard to provide the answers for them. Here is the second part of his follow-up. |
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Maths is cool - part 8 by Steve Smith In this educational series, Steve Smith shares his knowledge about using math channels in PicoScope. The series consists of nine parts in total, covering why the math channels in PicoScope are so useful and how to use them for applications like calculating resistance, power, rpm, torque, voltage drop, etc. |
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Online training - Technical information

The alternator by Pico Technology |
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Turbochargers by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Bosch LSU 4.2 broadband oxygen sensor by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |

Cam and crank correlation by Steve Smith |
Written tutorial |

Pico Automotive Diagnostic Training: Secondary ignition by Pico Technology |
Written tutorial |