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Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter

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JAMECO KITPRO
Jameco Part no. 2170812
Manufacturer JAMECO KITPRO
Manufacturer no. CJKIT-20255
Catalog 142 , page 163
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Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter

Experience Level: Intermediate

A DIY geiger counter that uses a PIN photodiode as a substitute for an expensive Geiger-Mueller tube. It detects alpha and beta radiation particles. The circuit is soldered onto a small protoboard and everything is placed in an aluminum enclosure. Copper tubing and a piece of aluminum foil is used to help filter out noise and RF interference. Be sure to check out what others are saying about the Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter project build!

Kit Includes:

Part No.
Qty.
Description
11957
1
Aluminum Enclosure
15229
10
0.01uF Capacitor
23966
1
LM358N IC
597450
1
100uF Capacitor
178669
10
2N7000 Transistor
178597
10
2N3904 Transistor
234704
10
0.100" Housing Connector
234923
10
Crimp Connectors
355434
1
Battery Holder
333973
10
Red LED
108338
1
2-Pin Male Header
335557
1
Piezo Buzzer
72161
1
Toggle Switch
264990
1
Potentiometer Knob
15270
10
0.1uF Capacitor
255565
1
250k Potentiometer
332487
1
0.02uF Capacitor
691286
10
56k Resistor
691382
10
150k Resistor
691622
10
1.5M Resistor
691817
10
10M Resistor
1621132
1
PIN Photodiode
2157159
10
1k Resistor
51626
1
8-Pin IC Socket
105102
1
Prototyping Board
2156156
1
Fliptop Box Enclosure
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1
Instructions


Required Tools:

  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Aluminum foil
  • Electrical tape
  • Drill
  • Step drill bit
  • Hand tools
  • Jumper wiring
  • 3 CR1620 coin-cell batteries, or any coin-cell batteries to add up to 9V
  • 2 pieces of copper tubing available at Home Depot:
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1vZ12kx/R-100343205/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=nibco&storeId=10051&superSkuId=202904930#.UKGddGfsZox)

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