Libelium Develops Sensor Networks To Help Japan Detect Radiation

Davide GombaMarch 24th, 2011

Arduino distributor Libelium is developing a new sensor board including a Geiger tube to detect alpha, beta and gamma radiation. The board is going to be releades open source.

Once the first prototype is finished it will be sent and tested in the Hackerspace at Tokyo. This new sensor board will be compatible with both Waspmote and Arduino platforms. The idea is double, on the one hand, with the Arduino platform people will be be able to have easily running their own detector at home; on the other hand, with the Waspmote platform authorities and will be able to deploy autonomous sensor networks to send the radiation levels from dangerous areas using ZigBee and GPRS technologies.

If you are interested and want to collaborate with this project please contact David Gascón, Libelium CTO here.

via [WSNblog]

3 Responses to “Libelium Develops Sensor Networks To Help Japan Detect Radiation”

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  2. David Says:

    *Radiation Sensor Board for Arduino RELEASED*

    Quick Overview:
    Detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation integrating any Geiger Tube which works in the range 400V – 1000V and read this levels using Arduino. As well as from the terminal, the radiation levels can be shown using different actuators:

    - Piezo: it allows us to hear the typical “chirp” common in the radioactivity counters
    - Leds: 3 green and 2 red let easily to show low, medium and high levels
    - LCD: it displays the counts per minute (cpm) and the equivalent absorbed energy levels in Servants (µSV/h).

    Read the Tutorial:
    http://www.cooking-hacks.com/index.php/documentation/tutorials/geiger-counter-arduino-radiation-sensor-board

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