Basic Measuring Tools and Instruments

The measuring tools and instruments are used to measure physical quantities, quality assurance, obtaining physical quantities of real events, or objects. Measuring tools are the most valuable tools for inventors, makers, DIY hobbyists, and engineers. Here we have listed basic and effective measuring tools and instruments.

Basic Measuring tools

Linear Ruler
Triangular Ruler
Protractor
Caliper
Divider
Vernier Caliper
Height Gauge
Depth Gauge
Measuring Tape

Basic Measuring Instruments

Thermometer
Sphygmomanometer (Blood Pressure Meter)
Glucose Meter (Diabetes Meter)
Distance Meter
RPM Meter
Compass
Anemometer/Wind Gauge
Moisture Meter
Photo Meter
Lux Meter
Light Meter
Sound Level Meter
Multimeter
Altimeter
Barometer
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

Linear Ruler

A linear ruler is a measuring tool that is used to measure length of an object. 

Triangular Ruler

A triangular ruler is also a measuring tool. It is used to measure the length and transfer measurement at a fixed ratio of length.

Protractor

A protractor is a measuring tool. It is used to measure angles.

Caliper

The caliper is used to measure the distance between two points of an object that are opposite to each other.

Divider

The divider is a measuring, marking, measurement transferring tool.

Vernier Caliper

The vernier caliper is a distance measuring tool. It is used to measure the distance between two points, these two points can be the opposite side of an object or in the same direction. It can also be used to measure the depth.

Height Gauge

The height gauge is used to measure the height of an object. It is also used to set the height of the router bits, saw blades, etc.

Depth Gauge

The depth gauge is a depth measuring instrument. It is mostly used to measure depth of an object in the water.

Measuring Tape

The measuring tape is a piece of a strap with markings on it. It is used to measure length, circumference, etc. between two points.

Thermometer

The thermometer is a temperature measuring instrument. It measures temperature gradient or temperature.

Sphygmomanometer

The sphygmomanometer is also known as the blood pressure meter. It is used to measure blood pressure in the human artery.

Glucose Meter

The glucose meter is used to measure approximate glucose concentration in human blood. It is also known as diabetes meter.

Distance Meter

The distance meter is also known as laser range finder. It is used to calculate length between two points using the laser. It is mostly used is building, construction work.

RPM Meter

The RPM meter is also known as a tachometer. It is an instrument that is used to calculate the rotational speed of a disk, shaft, or wheel.

Compass

The compass is a navigational instrument. It is used to navigate direction relative to geographic points.

Anemometer

An anemometer is an instrument that is used to measure wind speed and its direction.

Moisture Meter

The moisture meter is used to measure the level of moisture, water percentage in an object, or in a substance.

Photo Meter

A photometer is a measuring instrument. It is used to measure strength of radiation. The range of radiation can be infrared to ultraviolet. 

Lux Meter

The lux meter is an instrument that is used to measure intensity of the light to the human eye. It measures luminous flux per unit area. 

Light meter

The light meter is used to determine the proper exposure of light or the amount of light. It is mostly used for photographic purposes. Nowadays most of the photometer, lux meter, and light meter is a combined instrument. You can simply buy the lux meter mentioned above that covers the photometer, lux meter, and light meter.  

Sound Level Meter

A sound level meter is an acoustic measuring instrument. It uses a microphone to measure the sound level in the decibel unit. 

Multimeter

A multimeter is an electronic instrument. It is also known as a volt-ohm-multimeter. It is used to measure voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, etc.

Altimeter

An altimeter is used to measure altitude of an object. It measures the altitude above a fixed level.

Barometer

The barometer is an air pressure measuring instrument. It measures the air pressure in a certain environment.

Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

The tire-pressure monitoring system is an electronic instrument that is used to check air pressure inside the tyre of various vehicles.