Sparkfun geiger counter

Super short weekend project: hookup my Sparkfun geiger counter and start reading counts per minute.

With the protective cap on (the tube will only read gamma and beta radiation) I see 6 to 16 counts per minute. I do not have a radiation source to calculate the conversion coefficient to micro Sieverts.

On a side note, I attached the board on a VMware ESXi machine and read the raw data with a python script. I’ll create a feed here soon.