Radiation Detector From A Digital Camera

A source for the plastic detector: Rexon Components.

Another Source: Bicron Plastics. A pdf of some of their products.

GammaWatch makes a very neat watch/radiation detector for $250. Unfortunately they are currently out of stock.

This is kind of cool but it is not very sensitive. It will warn you of very serious hazards:

NukAlert #153; nuclear radiation detector / monitor keychain alarm

This is your more normal type meter. It is sensitive but will be off scale in very high radiation areas. The solution to that? High tail it out of there.

Digital Geiger Counter with Wand & PC (serial) Output

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 04.09.11 at 12:30 PM


Or you could just find an old Polaroid camera (and film). It's a bit old. But I remember reading similar things back then (I'm a bit old, too :P).

Kathy Kinsley   ·  April 9, 2011 6:04 PM

P.S. On the DIY level, the theory was that you took a picture. If it turned out foggy, you got the heck outta Dodge.

Kathy Kinsley   ·  April 9, 2011 6:05 PM

Any film would work, of course, but you don't want to have to retreat to a darkroom or take the film in to be processed, in an emergency situation.

Kathy K   ·  April 9, 2011 6:06 PM


Look up film badge dosimeters. They kept track of whole body radiation and were developed weekly.

M. Simon   ·  April 9, 2011 7:40 PM

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