0

May 13, 2012 AT 12:31 am

High Altitude Geiger Counter

Nick made this awesome project combining  Jeff Keyzer’s Geiger counter, a high altitude balloon, and a custom Arduino Mega shield, so that he could log radiation in the atmosphere. He writes:

The geiger counter went on a high altitude mission last week.
It traveled together with a (arduino) transmitter under a high altitude balloon up to an altitude of 30km.

I designed a shield for the arduino mega containing a GPS, SD, Temp Sensor, 433Mhz transmitter and some IO.
I’m now working on a single board version.
Condensation could indeed be a problem as temperature rises again at this altitude.
Going to look into it :).
The radiation should keep rizing with altitude as its cosmic radiation.
But its also something I have to look into.

More photos over at the MightyOhm forums.

Great project, Nick!


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — How Intel Makes a Chip

Wearables — Go magnetic

Electronics — LED colors: what they tell you

Biohacking — Brainding – Circuit Bending Using an EEG

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.