DIY twitter-enabled Geiger counter with netduino

Electronics enthusiast Fabien Royer was concerned about the level of radioactivity being published by the Government after the recent incidents in Japan, and therefore decided to construct his own geiger counter that could also report the data over twitter for anyone of interest to follow and monitor. It is based around the netduino plus board and a surplus sensor found on the internet. Here is the device in action:

No matter where you are, if you find radiation levels a concern this may be a useful and interesting project to complete. To get started, see Faibien's project site here. And for more news, updates and items of interest, please follow us on twitter, Facebook and Google+.

If the netduino environment is new to you, a great start is the book "Getting started with netduino" by Chris Walker. This easy-to-follow book provides the step-by-step guidance you need to experiment with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework.

Through a set of simple projects, you’ll learn how to create electronic gadgets—including networked devices that communicate over TCP/IP. Along the way, hobbyists will pick up the basics of .NET programming, and programmers will discover how to work with electronics and microcontrollers. Follow the projects in sequence and learn techniques for building your own Netduino-based devices.

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