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FEZ Cerbuino Bee with radiation sensor board


#1

I am testing the FEZ Cerbuino Bee with radiation sensor board.
The hardware seems work, still try to write the program.


#2

This looks great. Can you give us a description of the hardware for the counter and more pictures :slight_smile:


#3

And what tube are you using, and how sensitive is it? :slight_smile:

I ordered a few more random tubes to try with my board. Still waiting for them…


#4

I use this board.
http://www.cooking-hacks.com/index.php/documentation/tutorials/geiger-counter-arduino-radiation-sensor-board#intro

This page explain well for using radiation-sensor-board.

I use this board with FEZ Cerbuino Bee and use Gadgeteer Extender module to supply the 5V for the sensor board.

I am just start playing it.

@ GMod(Errol). Could you tell me how to test the sensitivity?
This board cost €79.00 without tube and €119 with tube.
So, if your gadgeteer module has much lower price than their board, its will be good.


#5

I guess testing is the hard part.

Can you get some thoriated TIG welding rods? They have a red band on one end.
Something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-2-Thoriated-Tungsten-Tig-Electrodes-040-x-7-New-/170764876154?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c261397a

The price that I was aiming for was $50 with tube, but that doesn’t help if the tube can’t detect anything less than an atom bomb…

I have more tubes in the mail, currently at customs, to compare with, but they are much more expensive and much bigger… :frowning:

My current tube does not detect those TIG rods at all. I’ll see if the new tubes detects it. Else there might be something wrong with my circuit…


#6

I simply test in my room.
I get 0.1-0.2 μSv/h.


#7

Dear GMod(Errol):

I test the thoriated TIG welding rods.
And use Xbee send data to my IOT box.
Seems not sensitive?