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Support Radiation Detection Hardware Network in Japan

Davide GombaApril 21st, 2011

As lately reported by Arduino blog, there is a common, strong effort to visualize nuclear radiation data. (a collective voice helping others stay informed) kickstarted the enpowerement of the project by purchasing up to 600 Geiger Counter devices. 16 days to go. Support. is a website whose purpose is to provide an aggregate feed of nuclear radiation data from governmental, non-governmental and citizen-scientist sources. That data will be made available to everyone, including scientists and nuclear experts who can provide context for lay people. In the weeks following launch, it has become evident that there is a need for additional radiation reporting from the ground in Japan. This Kickstarter project will help us purchase up to 600 Geiger Counter devices that will be deployed to Japan. (The project minimum will fund 100 devices). The data captured from these devices will feed into the website and will also be made available for others to use via Pachube, an open-source platform for monitoring sensor data globally. field members will be trained by advisors to properly use these devices. The field members will be required to report to the website 8-10 times per day.

via [Kickstarter] [] see also [Tokyo Hackerspace Geiger Shield] and [Libellium’s Geiger Counter]