DIY Radiation Detectors [Video]

DIY Radiation Detectors [Video]

DIY radiation detectors may reflect people taking safety into their own hands rather than relying on the government for information.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 15 april 2011

Individuals and small groups have been taking safety into their own hands by creating, modifying and networking their own Geiger Counters, or radiation detectors. In Japan for instance, a Kickstarter project aims to distribute Arduino-based Geiger counter shields throughout the country. In another example, through using Pachube, a realtime data infrastructure platform for the Internet of Things, managing millions of data points per day, people have plotted areas on a map where they have detected abnormal radiation levels. Other sources, such as Makezine, offer resources for concerned citizens to build their own radiation detectors.

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