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    Exclamation SAFETY WARNING: Radioactive@Home detector assembly manual

    Radioactive@Home detector assembly manual
    !! WARNING !!
    When device is connected to the USB on the right side of the board - from items marked as R22, R23 to the right there is a voltage ~ 400VDC which may be hazardous to your health and even life!

    Do not touch the right half of the board during operation!
    Since the voltage converter controller is inserted into his socket and the USB connection is plugged in, you take a full responsibility for possible electric shock and/or other injury.
    Keep away from small children and pets!


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    woo hoo, I've always want to run a boinc project that could KILL me......


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    Yeah. I was thinking that would warm my teeth up.
    I also like the good advice about keeping away from small children and pets.
    I try to do that most of the time, but I think they were referring to the device
    The first requirement on the build instruction is a case to insulate the device.
    You can't see that on the RSS short version, so I'll post the rest of it here:
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    To run the sensor you need:
    - a box into which you put the sensor and the GM tube
    - two of about 7-10 cm insulated wires with insulated alligator clips
    - screwdriver
    - USB cable A <-> B (like to the printer/scanner)

    For your safety the sensor is supplied with the voltage converter taken out from his socket.
    To run the sensor, you must unscrew the display and take it out. Under the display in a black sponge a controller of the voltage converter is placed. It should be put down in the socket on the right side in such a position, that a small dot (circular depression) located on the chassis of controller found on the right side, bottom (with the letters IC3).
    Then mount the display back.

    The next step is to connect the GM tube which is a part of our radiation detection. Two wires (preferably in different colors or with alligator clips in different colors to distinguish them) must be connected to the blue screw connector marked CON3 (and the words of "GM-Tube"). The end of the tube marked '(+)' to be connected to the cable going to the ends also the marked '+', by analogy with the tip of the tube without any indication to the second cable.

    Sensor should be placed in the current non-conductive, preferably a transparent box (so you can see the display) so that the GM tube does not touch the board, and the whole does not move freely inside the box.

    Connect the USB cable and have in your mind about not touching the right side of the device!
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    Now I come to think more on this, I will make this a sticky
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    Quote Originally Posted by liuqyn View Post
    woo hoo, I've always want to run a boinc project that could KILL me......
    Might this be the reason that our -at the moment- thirteen member strong team has scored zero credits so far?

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    Things are better now: Chris already has a working sensor, and I just ordered one for myself too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Broer View Post
    Things are better now: Chris already has a working sensor, and I just ordered one for myself too.
    I just earned my first Radioactive badge, a bronze for 10,000 credits
    http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?p...oj=rad&team=97

    Only a few badges more and I'll need a bigger screen...
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 09-22-2015 at 11:48 AM.

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