[ RadSafe ] Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design

M K ka2mce at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 20:38:15 CDT 2012

True, and they are not cheap!

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Cary Renquist <cary.renquist at ezag.com>wrote:

> Interesting project.
> I hope that the tube is easily replaceable, because those mica windows
> are easy to pop...
> Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design
> http://j.mp/zZhLtE
> Bunnie Huang, cracker of the Xbox and creator of the Chumby, wanted to
> do something to help people in Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi
> disaster. He created a reference design for a cheap, reliable, stylish
> Geiger counter for everyday carry, under the auspices of Safecast, a
> group that works on ongoing disaster relief in Japan. Being a consummate
> hardware hacker, bunnie has documented the steps he took along the way
> to create his free/open Geiger counter.
> An important point readers should note about this design is that I'm not
> manufacturing this Geiger counter reference design. My contribution is
> limited to design IP only. Practically speaking, I'd make a terrible
> Geiger counter supplier, because I don't have the credibility or history
> in the industry. Instead, the design has been donated to the community,
> thereby enabling International Medcom, a business that has spent decades
> specialized in producing high-quality Geiger counters, to bring this to
> the market. If you're interested in getting one of these, keep an eye on
> their website.
> Best regards,
> Cary
> --
> Cary.renquist at ezag.com
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