Tag: DIY

  • Simple Geiger-Mueller Tube driver

    Simple Geiger-Mueller Tube driver

    There are many different geiger counter boards. The most common blue board is pretty cheap to get but it has a ton of components on it. It is not very compact and without having measured it, I think the current draw makes it not efficient at all to use with batteries. My goal was to…

  • Building the biggest scintillation detector

    Building the biggest scintillation detector

    Fortunately I was able to get my hands on a gigantic NaI(Tl) detector. The crystal inside is 3″ by 8″ which is 76mm in diameter and 203mm in length. It weights about six kilograms (12 pounds). The crystal is made by Bicron and I bought it from Albuquerque, New Mexico. My small 2″ x 2″…

  • Homemade Professional Geiger Counter

    Homemade Professional Geiger Counter

    I own several geiger counters. All of them miss a datalogger and a long lasting (rechargeable) battery. They can not be re-programmed for different tubes of for calibration and so on. That is why I have decided to build my own. The time elapsed from the start of the project to the current state is…