Upcoming bGeigie Nano Workshop in Tokyo

We’re pleased to announce an upcoming bGeigie Nano workshop in Tokyo during Golden Week, so you can build your own bGeigie mobile radiation detector and take it on your Golden Week holiday travels around Japan or the world!

The bGeigie Nano is a unique Geiger counter designed by SAFECAST for logging radiation data that can be easily uploaded to our map database. Participants will learn how to build and use a bGeigie Nano, and how to upload data to the SAFECAST database using our API. We usually have one instructor for every 2 or 3 participants so workshop sizes are limited. No soldering skills are needed – we will teach you how to solder at the beginning of the workshop. Most of our workshop participants to date have been beginners, and everyone has successfully completed building their Nano!

Tokyo Workshop:
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: ¥50,000 (to cover costs of the kit parts and workshop)
Location: Safecast office (Loftwork 8F, Dogenzaka 1-22-7, Tokyo)
Map here: https://blog.safecast.org/contact/
Materials needed: Please bring a laptop if possible, for viewing online documentation and accessing the API.
Minimum age: 13 years and up
Languages: Japanese and English OK!

Limited seats! – Please reserve by “Joining” the event on Facebook (please DON’T join this event if you have no plans to build a bGeigie Nano)
If you’re not on Facebook you can email to rsvp@safecast.org.

We hope to see you there!

(Stay tuned for details about an upcoming workshop in Taipei at the end of May)

About the Author

Azby Brown

Azby Brown is Safecast's lead researcher and primary author of the Safecast Report. A widely published authority in the fields of design, architecture, and the environment, he has lived in Japan for over 30 years, and founded the KIT Future Design Institute in 2003. He joined Safecast in mid-2011, and frequently represents the group at international expert conferences.