Geiger Zero

Cheap, simple, small, low power geiger counter using a raspberry pi zero, a buzzer, pocket geiger type 5, and LED display.

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A short while ago, SparkFun was selling a few Pocket Geigers from The Type 5 is meant to be used with a microprocessor and they have already written a python driver, making the Raspberry Pi a perfect target.

I designed the case to snap together with a tongue and groove. It holds together really well but I suspect it would fly apart if you dropped it.

I posted the software on Git and he STL's on thingiverse.

I consider this project finished knowing I haven't worked on it for much more than a week. There are a few flaws that I could fix, but I doubt i'll get around to it any time soon.

If this project gains any traction, i'll add more detail. It doesn't seem like there are many of these Pocket Geiger Type 5 out there.

Here is a video of it working:

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facelessloser wrote 01/25/2018 at 10:47 point

Thanks for posting this project. I've been looking at how I can make a raspberry pi Geiger counter but didn't know that you could use this Geiger module.

Have you seen this new much smaller module they sell. Was wondering if I could get serial out of the headphone jack or find out what encoding they are using to talk to the phone

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