[ RadSafe ] Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design
darrougj at onid.orst.edu
Fri Mar 16 10:24:51 CDT 2012
Fine wire mesh grids over the element would help. Ludlum does that with
their pancakes and we rarely have one of those pop on us.
R/ Jim Darrough, OSU
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design
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.renquist at ezag.com
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