29C3: Safecast – DIY radiation monitoring project
In this presentation from the ongoing 29C3 Chaos Communications Conference in Hamburg, Germany, Sean Bonner shares his experiences overcoming technical and bureaucratic obstacles while attempting radiation monitoring in the wake of the March, 2012 Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant disaster. His observations led to the development of the Safecast DIY radiation monitoring device. The project’s goal is to design “an affordable mobile radiation sensor system for independent citizen monitoring and cartography of radioactive contamination.” The Safecast website also provides a venue where data readings can be collected and disseminated over the Internet.
Sean was assisted by many individuals in the development process, including Andrew (bunnie) Huang, who has detailed the development process further on his blog.This entry was posted in DIY, sensors, Videos and tagged 29C3, Geiger counter, radiation monitoring.