This is a short update on the progress regarding the Muon Hunter. I'm soldering the SMD parts, so you don't have to worry about that. Also doing some testing, getting there.... I managed to make an ad-hoc lighting system out of LED strips and picture frames and a couple of components to have decent lighting to inspect the boards.
Nothing comes out of vacuum except for a few elusive particles, so this kit has its story, too.
Mine started when I was looking for a tool for demonstrations when teaching particle physics on a budget. Something that actually could do physics in this domain. The first thing I looked at was these cheap GM counters and started to think about turning them into a coincidence detector.
First I built a lead coincidence detector that detects electromagnetic cascades caused by muons at the end of 2014. You can check out this prototype here.
CODE examples are on GitHub
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