Sponsor plugin development? Geiger Counter, Radon meter

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Tue May 14, 2019 5:24 pm
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Sponsor plugin development? Geiger Counter, Radon meter

I've got a few devices which I'd really like to add to Indigo.

First one should be very easy to support - "GM-45 Geiger Counter Radiation Detector"

https://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM/prod ... unter.html

Just to read data from Serial->USB and display in the UI (+ to be able to use info to put in a variable / create graphics and use triggers).
The protocol is well described, some open-source tools are already exists (including source codes). Not changed for 5+ years :)

I'm not a developer and will be happy to sponsor (reasonably :) ) . BTW the device is not expensive, but really precise and not requiring any cloud connection.

The second one I believe is only cloud-based API support - Radon Meter RadonEye Plus2 (with WiFi).

http://radonftlab.com/radon-sensor-product/rd200/

Anyone interested?

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Tue May 14, 2019 5:39 pm
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Sponsor plugin development? Geiger Counter, Radon meter

It should be easy to integrate the first detector in into pibeacon.

I am out for 3 weeks but I can oder one and check it out when I am back.




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the interface is extremely easy .. ready the USB port 1/minute, get number of bytes received, send data to indigo.
indigo put data into device states
counts per minute
counts per 10 minutes
counts per hour
counts per day

then plot that state field over time,
add some triggers on number of counts > xx


Karl

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Re: Sponsor plugin development? Geiger Counter, Radon meter

Ok I have zero need for this (and hope I never do), but I REALLY want one! Time to build the bunker!

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Anyone? At least Geiger :)

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Have ordered 2.

Back in 10 days.


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ordered:
1. FTLAB Radon Gas Sensor RD200M (for alpha radiation) $ 350
2. "Assembled DIY Geiger Counter Kit Nuclear Radiation Detector GM Tube 120 x 50mm" ; $50 on eBay ; for Beta, gamma radiation

still thinking about building the muon detector as posted by MIT:
http://news.mit.edu/2017/handheld-muon-detector-1121 for cosmic muons

Karl

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FTLAB Radon Gas Sensor RD200M (for alpha radiation) $ 350

Are you planning on using their UART interface for MCU & Arduino for reading this? This really isn't something that I want to spend money on, but my house is not on a slab, so there is far less of a barrier to all air/gasses in general. Our area is in Zone 3, so no expected high levels... but, you never know. So might be interested sometime.

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Mon May 27, 2019 9:20 am
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Sponsor plugin development? Geiger Counter, Radon meter

It’s a simple command — response string.

Can be done on any device.

Will check for
Arduino
Raspberry
And direct mac.

At least that’s the plan.

Karl




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