bGeigie Nano Review

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Over at Wise Time With Arduino they decided to build a bGeigie Nano from scratch – that is, they didn’t buy the kit, they used the plans and sourced all the parts on their own which is something an open design like this enables. They wrote…

Vice Japan Covers Recent bGeigie Build Event

Recently, we held a build your own bGeigie Nano workshop at our offices in Shibuya, Tokyo. We’d been talking to the great folks at Vice Japan for a while and they decided they wanted to join the workshop and build a geiger counter for…

bGeigie Nano PCB Available Now

Want to build up a bGeigie Nano from scratch? You’re gonna need a PCB, so we just posted the schematic on OSH. You can download it or order a PCB directly from them if you want to give it a shot. What’s kind of…

bGeigie Workshop – Aizu

A few weeks ago we gathered in Aizu with a crew of Safecast volunteers to celebrate hitting 10 million datapoints though we actually had a productive goal for the weekend as well. We held what will hopefully be the first of many bGeigie workshops…

Safecast Air Force (drone program)

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The above video is a hexacopter with an onboard bGeigie Nano taking radiation readings in flight and broadcasting live via wifi. It’s the result of the just finished week long Safecast hackathon that just took place in Cambridge, MA. There were a number of…

Air Prototype Show & Tell

Last night at the weekly Crash Space meeting, Naim showed off the current, working, Safecast Air prototype during show & tell, as well as an example of a possible housing using plates. We’re calling the device the “canAIRe” and may actually use a can…

The bGeigie Nano Kit

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The biggest limitation Safecast has faced in collecting data is the limited availability of our workhorse device, the bGeigie. The design works great, but it’s expensive (each one costs us about $1000) and time consuming (building one can take an entire week) which results…

sneak peek of things to come

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Information, Misinformation, Disinformation (or, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”) Part 1

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“YOU CAN’T ALWAYS FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR…..” [Skip to Part 2] At Safecast we assumed from the start that our data should be accurate, easy to understand, informative, well-visualized, and easily accessible. In many respects this simply reflects “best practices” in information design,…

Information, Misinformation, Disinformation (or, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”) Part 2

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GOVERNMENT MONITORING POSTS [Part 1 here] In recent months there has been a fair amount of controversy concerning the accuracy of the radiation monitoring posts the government has installed all over Fukushima prefecture, and in some neighboring prefectures as well. We wrote about it…

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