Safecast - Japan Radiation Monitoring

by Safecast
Aug 28, 2012

New Devices Forthcoming

bGeigie Nano in Belgium
bGeigie Nano in Belgium

It's been a busy few months for the Safecast hardware teams. Part of the process for collecting more data requires getting more devices into people's hands so we're constantly working on that end of things too.

Robin has been heading up design of the improved bGeigie design (bGeigie 2) - the old ones included off the shelf parts and took a good day to build each one by hand. This new version is based on a custom board we're having manufactured which will cut both the time to build and the cost in half. We're excited about how this will allow us to get more of these out on the road so much quicker than previously.

Lionel has been working on the bGeigie Nano, which is the guts of a bGeigie in a much smaller housing which is great for travel and easy use by basically anyone. With any luck our entire team will soon be outfitted with these to carry with them around the world. We're also working with Medcom to produce a kit version of this so anyone can build their own as well.

Speaking of Medcom, they are moving full speed on production of the device we designed and kickstarted earlier this year, expecting delivery before the end of the year for sure. Firmware tests are in progress as we speak.

We've brought in almost a million data points since the last update which is thrilling. Our new map displaying this data can be found at

Robin and bGeigie 2 prototype
Robin and bGeigie 2 prototype
bGeigie 2 populated board and GPS
bGeigie 2 populated board and GPS
Safecast Medcom boards in progress
Safecast Medcom boards in progress

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Sean Bonner
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