The PiGI is designed & built as a simple open-source plug and play module for the Raspberry Pi, to transform it into a cheap and hackable multi purpose IoT geiger counter. It generates the necessary high voltage (up to 1000V) the GM tubes require to operate (typically 400-600V for beta/gamma GMTs). Get all the details on Mainpage of the project.
- Efficient design - very low energy consumption - supplied by the Pi
- Simple circuit / Low BOM count
- Simple layout for easy hand-soldering (even for SMT beginners)
- Dual layer (top/bottom) only 3 vias - for easy DIY replication
- Very cheap design (Prototype costs per Module: <EUR15)
- Dual stackable for low/high dosis counting with 2 tubes
- Micro controller input protection (impulse inverter)
- Free & Open licencing: CERN OHL 1.1
- Plug and Play for Raspberry Pi
- Works with every uC with interrupts
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Tihange-Doel Radiation Monitoring makes radiation visible
The TDRM project creates transparency. Citizens—Belgians, Dutchmen or Germans—shall, at any time, be able to keep an eye on the current state of environmental radioactive radiation in the areas potentially affected by a nuclear accident. It is our mission to instigate, by means of our approach, authorities and political bodies to strive for more transparency also on their side.
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