Tokyo Hackerspace has developed a Geiger shield for Arduino, designed to work with the RDTN/Pachube radiation detector project. Akiba writes:
This is an Arduino-based geiger counter shield that makes it easy to upload data to the internet and also interchange tubes. Since it’s open source and Arduino-based, its also easy to hack this to other interesting applications.
You can read the dev history and view the schematics and board layout stuff here. You can also donate to the RDTN kickstarter. It’s been great watching these radiation measurement projects unfold — lots of talented people pooling their skills to solve a problem. I wish them all the best of luck!
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This is so cool. I know it’s becoming a little cliche at this point, but it’s awesome watching the ‘Internet of things’ take shape; especially given the gravity of the reason this device was born. Not everything is “just a fun project.“
The Tokyo Hackerspace people are so very talented & crazy & excellent. I’m constantly amazed by what great things they come up with, and this is no exception. Nice circuit layout, too (-:
So what’s the accuracy of these geiger tubes? And of course, I wonder how many people will have the knowledge to understand how to interpret the results they get correctly.
For example, how many people will freak out over background radiation?
It would be fun to see one of these with a datalogger shield on an airplane flight, plotted over time.