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Semiconductor radioactivity detector

Currently I’m trying to make a working version of a radioactivity detector that uses semiconductor as a sensor. It’s a different approach than Geiger-Muller detectors or ionization chambers, more complicated, but also much more interesting. While Geiger-Muller counters can only provide information about the amount of particles in a period of time, semiconductor detectors can …

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36$ Complete Sensor-to-Cloud Inspiration Kit

Silicon Labs, the leader in energy-friendly solutions for a smarter, more connected world, has been constantly making silicon, software and tools to help engineers transform industries and improve lives since 1996. Silicon Labs has just launched its newest development platform, The Thunderboard Sense Kit. Thunderboard Sense is a small and feature packed development platform for …

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Micropython leak detector with Adafruit and Home-assistant

Introduction After experiencing both a new boiler AND a washing machine leak in the same weekend I searched online for a network connected water leak detector. I wanted a device I could integrate into my home automaton system so I could both continually monitor the status of the detector (battery level etc.) and receive notifications. …

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The best accessories for your Raspberry Pi

Vivek Nanda has been a technical editor and content manager for over 20 years at B2B magazines in the electronics industry. He enjoys creating contextual content, crafting content strategy and working with online product development teams. In 2017, The MagPi Magazine – the official Raspberry Pi magazine – announced that over 12.5 million of the …

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Analog sensor input raspberry pi using a MCP3008: wiring/installing/basic program

So now that we bought the MCP3008 ADC lets get it up and running! Note: This is my first instructables submision so if something is wrong just tell me so and if you like my style leave a comment, also I’m from the Netherlands so my English might not be perfect. In this project we …

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Connect a sensor to your Raspberry Pi to warn you when there are noxious gases about!

o detect a fart with the Raspberry Pi, we need to use a sensor that is responsive to one or more of the volatile sulphuric compounds which make up 1% of flatulence (i.e. the compounds which make farts smell). Essentially, we need to give the Raspberry Pi a nose. The sensor recommended for this project …

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Interfacing HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with Raspberry Pi

Ultrasonic distance sensors are designed to measure distance between the source and target using ultrasonic waves. We use ultrasonic waves because they are relatively accurate across short distances and don’t cause disturbances as they are inaudible to human ear. HC-SR04 is a commonly used module for non contact distance measurement for distances from 2cm to …

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