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USB Geiger counter

2013 Michał Słomkowski

License: GNU GPL v3.0.

This is a repository of a low-cost USB Geiger counter device using STS-5 tube, ATTiny24 and Python-written host software.

Results can be sent to MySQL database, CSV file, xively.com or defined e-mail address if the radiation level is above the defined threshold.

Project was published in Polish hobby electronics periodic: Elektronika dla Wszystkich 10/2013, the article available here.

The repository contains:

  • datasheets - datasheets of components used in the device, especially the Geiger tube
  • firmare - source code of firmware for ATTiny24, written in C
  • host/geiger-controller - simple program in C++ for reading data and writing the settings to the device
  • host/geiger-manager - more complex software written in Python. Periodically reads the data from sensor and sends them to MySQL or CSV file
  • pcb - printed circuit board layout in Eagle format, schematic in PNG and mirrored board layout for toner transfer

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Low-cost USB Geiger counter device using STS-5 tube, ATTiny24 and Python-written host software.

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