Geiger Counter Kit

I recently saw that the MightyOhm Geiger Counter kit was on sale, and decided it would be fun to pick up as a simple, fun kit.

In terms of the kit itself, it was simple to assemble, and the instructions are well done. Easily less than an hour for folks who are familiar with soldering and simple through-hole component kits.

As one would imagine, I don’t have any specific need to be able to measure high energy radiation, but it’s an interesting sensor to have alongside my other environmental sensors including temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and air quality (particulate counts).

I was however able to test to see that there was a slight increase in counts by placing some uranium glass marbles directly adjacent to the sensing tube.

I also feed this data into my general monitoring system so I’m able to graph this data over time.

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