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Geiger Counter Radiation Detector DIY Kit Arduino Compatible ver. 3.00 w/o GM Tube

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Reliable and simple radiation detector Review by grooverq
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The detector is simple and reliable electronics that works as radiation detector with SBM-20 geiger tube. I really pleasured how it was easy for me to solder this nice kit. It came with detailed diagram for soldering parts on board. They did it very efficient for reading background levels that I can leave it for months with one set of batteries. To measure pulses I use my phone, gladly the board has special connector to make plug to phone's microphone input very easy and not require any additional adapters. It has iPhone compatible application and support Android as well.
I would recommend that kit as it has great functionality and simple construction. (Posted on 11/8/2017)
Some additional features needed Review by marimu
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The buzzer and led indicators worked as expected and I have no complaints on those. Unfortunately 3.5mm jack not supports headphones, it would be nice to add this function for next revision! (Posted on 8/17/2017)
Good kit, easy if you already have soldering experience. Review by jinglegem747
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Wanting a Geiger Counter just for fun (we travel west USA with an RV and it seems we pass through many ‘hot’ areas) I bought this because it was about the cheapest option – most used ones had limited ‘range’ or higher price. This kit is great and easy if you have electronics/soldering ability. While I made it, I was also careful to leave some items OFF the circuit board (eg LED, beeper, switch) so as to install the board within a plastic box, with those items 'wired remotely' and fixed through one box side. The audio socket - provided already soldered on the board - fell off through bad solder, but since I needed to relocate this anyway it didn’t bother me. I bought the ‘cheapest’ Geiger Muller tube (STS-5 for $13) for gamma and hard beta only. The kit worked (occasional background events beeps) but I worried whether it was 'really working' when I failed to find anything ’hot’ on a shopping trip (red-glazed 60’s dinnerware, green uranium glass, old luminous aircraft instruments, granite table tops, salt-free salt, even anything at a local rocks and gems shop!). I had to buy a chunk of uraninite sandstone on ebay to confirm it does work OK! It's just a stand-alone fun thing; I will not be 'calibrating it' and connecting it to other equipment llike a computer. (Posted on 9/1/2016)
Счетчик Гейгера для АРДУИНО Review by zua1970-2012
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Пришло очень быстро, упаковано отменно, качество отличное. (Posted on 7/9/2016)
Good price. Works well. Review by for_fun_and_profit
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I recommend this inexpensive Geiger counter board and components. I bought it together with a Geiger tube (also bought on eBay). It would have been nice if they offered a complete kit including the tube. It would also be nice if they offered a kit with a plastic housing. For my project I ripped out the guts of an old TV remote control and put this board inside. This involved a small modification to add wire to enable the LED to be placed elsewhere.

The PDF assembly instruction manual provided is incredibly good. I am not an electronics expert so I appreciated the level of detail (especially the detail about how to understand the markings on the capacitors). For the resistors, I just used a digital multimeter to sort them (the standard stripes are such a pain to read). I'm fairly experienced in electronics soldering, but I found some of the holes in the circuit board were extremely close together (I'd say about 0.5mm or less between them). For those close connections, I had some trouble soldering some of those pairs of pins without having them connected by a solder blob (solder, verify, remove solder, repeat). I used a 40x magnifier to carefully verify that all of the solder connections were well made. Just be careful with the soldering and it should be fine.

Also, the piezo buzzer was not clearly marked for polarity as it was stated it would be in the instructions (it had marks near both of the terminals, not one as stated). However, I tested it in isolation (Googled how to do this) and it seemed to work regardless of which way it was connected. So I just picked a direction at random and soldered it. And it works (lots of ticking sound when near a radiation source.

Note that I also purchased a small quantity of graded uranium ore to test it with (from Amazon, each rock sold individually and graded individually to state its calibrated radiation level). This is how I know it works.

Also, my wife bought later a piece of antique glassware made with Uranium (they call it "Vaseline glass" and it glows under ultraviolet light). Since I now had this Geiger counter, I was able to test that glassware with it (and it emits quite a low level of radiation).

Anyway, good product. Verified to work. And really, its so very cool to be able to say that I have a Geiger counter. :-) (Posted on 5/30/2016)
Nice geiger counter Review by steel_3d_us
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Bought this assembled to save time. Arrived quicker than I expected. Well constructed.

I've used this with an SBM20, an LND 7317, and an LND 712 (this last one with an additional 4.7 mega ohm resistor on the anode, since 10Mohm total anode resistor is recommended for this one). I even had all three tubes connected at the same time with the voltage adjustment jumper removed, so running at 500V. The SBM handled the higher voltage fine, and all 3 tubes were detecting my check sources well.

Also connected it to my Arduino, which picked up the interrupt signal no problem.

I short: functions as expected! (Posted on 4/11/2016)
Very nice! Review by froznfox
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The package contained clear instructions, which were easy to follow even for a beginner like me. I've been using this with my Soviet STS-5 (SBM-20) and Mullard MX 115 tubes for couple of months and it works very nicely. Compared to older models, I really like the way they put effort into improving the circuit to make the device to be more stable and safer to use. The AUX connector is awesome, because it gives you possibility to use your apple or android device as a geiger counter screen to indicate the measurement results.

Totally 5/5! (Posted on 3/25/2016)

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