A low cost, ultra low power radiation detector

  • Hack Details: At a previous SciHackDay, a radiation detector was created (Radioquacktivity.) This year I’d like to improve on the design, CNC mill a PCB, 3D print an enclosure and create a completed, hand held detector. This year I’d like to show that bananas are mildly radioative.
  • What you need to make it happen?: I’ll have the electronics (photodiode detector, op-amps) and a rough circuit idea. I’ll bring a PCB CNC machine. Looking for people keen to play with CNC PCB design, 3D printed enclosure design. I’ll have some safe radiation sources.
  • Name: Mike Hibbett
  • Twitter/website: @mikehibbett