Applied Science posted a video this week showing how a strong alpha source can be used to detect smoke or eliminate static cling. My Geiger Counter kit makes a cameo in the video.
Note that the SBM-20 Geiger-Müller tube that normally ships with the kit isn’t sensitive to alpha particles. To detect alpha particles you’ll need to source a Geiger-Müller tube with a mica window, such as the LND-712. There are also several options available on eBay.
My Geiger Counter kits are on sale this month during quarantine. Visit the MightyOhm Geiger Counter product page to learn more and to place an order.
With the spread of COVID-19, many folks are stuck at home for a variety of reasons. This is a great time to practice social distancing (Seattle, we got this), stay home, be safe, and work on those projects you’ve been putting off.
For folks looking for a fun new project, Geiger Counter kits are 20% off for the next month. The full bundle (kit + case + SBM-20 Geiger tube) is normally $99.95, but for the next 30 days it will be $79.95 + shipping.
You can place an order here. Be sure to select the full bundle to get the sale price!
If you are one of the lucky people that has somehow procured a ticket for Chaos Camp 2019 on August 21-25, 2019 outside of Berlin, I’ll be leading two Geiger Counter workshops over the course of the week.
If you’re at Camp, stop by and say hello! I’ll be spending most of the week in the Hardware Hacking Area.