I’m sure all of you know what a geiger counter is and if you don’t, well, Google it. I came across a story on SlashGear regarding some guys over at CookingHacks whipping up an Arduino based geiger counter on the cheap. They’re selling the open source kit at their website store, so you can easily piece one together yourself and start checking the radiation levels on everything (awesome party trick, right?)! The kit will run you only €95.00 (around $137 U.S.) which is cheap compared to commercial grade radiation sensors, which look to be priced in the $400 range and upwards.
Here’s a pic of the assembled unit:
Here’s a video of a fully assembled kit in action:
Pretty cool, huh?
So what are you waiting for?! Go grab yourself a kit and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the resident radiation expert!
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