Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter

$32.95 ea

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  • Part no.: 2170812
  • Manufacturer: Jameco Kitpro
  • Manufacturer no.: CJKIT-20255
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Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter Kit

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.

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 1/2" diameter x 2"L copper tubing available at Home Depot

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