Fabrication of Geiger counter

I took advantage of it produced in their Geiger counter manufactured by Strawberry Linux. Geiger counter with a cylindrical core and has become the electrodes have a voltage of several hundred volts between them. Within the cylinder is filled with an inert gas such as helium. Radiation passes through the inside of the cylinder, the discharge electrons of the inert gas is ionized, it is and electron cations, it is intended that measures the amount of radiation at times flows of pulse current generated at that time.

Equipment used

USB Geiger counter kit


  • It is a full-fledged radiation meter kit with a Geiger-Muller counter.
  • We are using a Geiger-Muller counter mica window LND-712 U.S. small and highly sensitive.
  • And easy-to-read LCD display with sound detection system
  • Operate on the USB bus-powered, no power supply is required
  • It is designed for stand-alone operation is also possible, such as battery ・ AC adapter other than the USB。DC6 ~ 15V external power input
  • Species specific line can not be
  • Current consumption: 15mA about
  • Size: 100x50x22mm about
  • Soldering is required
  • ※ SCompany Web site quoted from Strawberry Linux

    Using the Geiger counter

    1. Connect to your PC using the USB cable with a Geiger counter.
    2. To the location you want to measure, I set up a Geiger counter.
    3. I press the [Connect] from the application that was prepared in advance.
    4. If you want to stop the measurement, you press the [Disconnect].
    5. CSV output and the measured data at the end, I want to save the graph.

    Production landscape