Arduino geiger counter brings open source radiation detection to geeks and otakus
Ever since the Fukushima nuclear crisis caused by the earthquake and tsunami in March, radiation and nuclear meltdown have become a much talked-about topic. People are becoming more wary of radiations and nuclear waste. Now, if you’re curious and want to know about the radiation in your surroundings, you’ll need a Geiger counter. However, where the hell can you get one? They’re not stuff sold in Ace hardware or your local convenient store.
Nerd heads will love this alternative and geeky Geiger counter by the Libelium gang. En route to the Tokyo Hackerspace as we speak, the Radiation Sensor Board for Arduino is a low-cost alternative to existing devices. It’s available now either with a compatible geiger tube for €95 ($135) or without for €65 ($50).
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