Radiation Sensor Board Featured in a New Project by myFoodDecember 29, 2015

Radiation Sensor Board

myFood is a company which is developing a connected greenhouse in order to help people to produce their own food in a simple and accessible manner.

They have recently implemented a project that makes use of our Radiation Sensor Board. This board was designed to help people in Japan to measure the levels of radiation in their everyday life after the earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011, and the following radiation leakages in Fukushima.

The Radiation Sensor Board allows the user to detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation integrating any Geiger Tube which works in the range 400V - 1000V and read this levels using an open source platform like Arduino.

The aim of this project is to send radiation measurement data to a visualization platform for citizen oversight. To do so, they are using a Radiation Sensor Board + Geiger Tube for Arduino, an Arduino Yún and an LCD display. The radiation board is easily stacked on top of the Arduino Yún, and the Geiger Tube is plugged into the radiation board pins.

myFood Radiation Sensor Board

They display the radioactivity levels of the environment on the LCD display, and apart from that, this data is uploaded every hour to SafeCast. Safecast is a global volunteer-centered citizen science project working to empower people with data about their environments. They maintain an open dataset of background radiation measurements and are currently building out a network of sensors to monitor air quality.

You can take a look at the complete project at www.instructables.com.

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