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Testing delayed auto-draining feature of the SEEDStack Demonstrator.
At this point, 12 PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface nodes are in active deployment at TDRM, helping to monitor the environment independently and so far reliably. Additional 12 nodes are on the current roadmap. That is a great success story and just in the spirit of the idea, development and open-source model of it.
Now the TDRM Working Group at Karel-de-Grote Hogeschool, Campus Hoboken in Antwerp pushed it even further and developed a LoRaWan based TTN (The Things Network) Adapter for the PiGI, to have it connected to the Internet of Things:
This project was never intended to generate profit, but to free people from having to rely on government/military based radiation monitoring data. The incidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima showed very clearly how this data is suddenly unavailable or if presented, showing only measurements which can't be trusted, to calm people down.
PiGI was meant to be a cheap, available and easy to replicate solution, serving educational as well as practical monitoring purposes. Something to copy, not encumbered by old “intellectual property” ballast and secrecy. To spread and inspire new developments. Congratulations to the TDRM Working group, for succeeding admirably.
Christmas came a little early: The guys over at TDRM are extending their monitoring network and ran a small scale PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface production batch with a little surplus, in the hope to find more people, who would like to get a pre-assembled, ready-to-fly module for themselves.
If you're one of them, go and check out comment_70982ca4d6f076c8990ebe773023f72c
Nordrunner produced and shared PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface PCBs on pcbs.io, which are now available for everyone. If you haven't had a chance to get PCBs from fehlfarbe or shipping from Germany wasn't an option for you, you can check it out on https://pcbs.io/share/r1Dq6.
Happy Hacking and tick counting.