A new station in France

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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #1899 by kameo
Hi dear fellowship of the Atom,

I'm actually building my station.
It's based on a raspberry 2 along with a Sparkfun Geiger counter (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11345).

The GM Tube on this rig is an LND712.
Even though it can read Alpha radiation, I don't intend to do so, I'll enclose the device in a plastic box, rendering it seriously impossible to monitor alpha rads.
So far, it's an indoor detector and it will most likely stay that way.

The rig seems to work fine, I interface the Sparkfun card with a basic wiring to my Pi and added a LCD plate to display the reading.
I got an average CPM of 12 today with a record at 20, which seems quite logical/reliable.
The image I attached show the work in progress. I'll 3d print a case or find a proper one to finalize the work (and get rid of the fancy LCD, it's just for test purposes)

I'm not an exceptional coder, but I know my way around Python and would like to contribute to the map.
I could basically report my logs through the classical API I guess?

Any format?

I currently read CPMs and can convert them to ┬ÁSv/h, if need be.
Can I just post a UTC timecode + the CPM value, is it enough?
(with appropriate credentials, I got that part)

Cheers from France.



PS : don't mind the 144 record on this picture, I had an unplugged pin that I reconnected, it screwed up the readings.

Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so. (Galileo)
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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #1901 by mw0uzo
Replied by mw0uzo on topic A new station in France
Welcome to radmon.org! :)
I'll set your account up later on and PM you a password for data submission.
You can just send the CPM, the server will log the UTC time the data arrived.
http://radmon.org/radmon.php?function=submit&user=youruser&password=yourpassword&value=20&unit=CPM

I think unit=CPM part is necessary? Check it. Only CPM supported at the moment.
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7 years 9 months ago #1902 by mw0uzo
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Ok account is set up.

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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #1904 by kameo
Replied by kameo on topic A new station in France
Ok great, I'll jsut stabilize the rig (currently I make it sniff all suspicious food we buy) and isolate it with a Raspberry pi Zero soon.
This station should be stable and isolated from external factors by the end of March I'd say.

I'll PM you by then.

Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so. (Galileo)
Last edit: 7 years 9 months ago by kameo. Reason: corrected raspi uno / zero typo

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