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PyRadMon

Automated reporting of Geiger Muller counter readings to RadMon.org

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This project includes several Python and bash scripts designed to connect Geiger Muller counters to report their results to RadMon.org. Soon the script will also feature local logging, graphing and alerting.

Just because the Cold War is "over" does not mean that there is no more threat of a radiological attack. In fact, the U.S. Homeland Security Council lists the "Detonation of a 10 Megaton Improvised Nuclear Device" as "Scenario #1" among the top 15 threats to American security. Or, if you do not believe that a nuclear bomb is likely, what about all the Chernobyl-style Soviet-era nuclear power stations still in service? The point is: let us work together as free people to jointly report and track radiation levels around the globe. Information is power--and more importantly, information can save lives.

This project is known to work on Raspberry Pi and various Linux distributions.

Both PyRadMon and RadMon.org are completely free, though donations are always appreciated.

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Features

  • Reports CPM data from a Geiger counter to RadMon.org
  • Supports MyGeiger Geiger Muller counters (serial)
  • Supports NetIO Geiger Muller counters (serial)
  • Supports GQElectronics GMC Geiger Muller counters (serial)
  • Supports various kit-type Geiger Muller counters via serial

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  • centritech
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    I have always been concerned about my personal safety--and that of my family. Since we got a Geiger counter for our home, I actually sleep better. I have been using Pyradmon for some time now and I like the direction this project is heading. You _should_ have a hoe Geiger counter and you should participate in radmon.org so that everyone can benefit from the quantitative facts you collect!

    Posted 03/12/2014
  • izrunas
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    Granted, I have just taken over as the steward of this project, but the whole reason I asked for the responsibility of managing this project is because I believe in its goal: mutually voluntary cooperation to make information public and useful. As for the script itself, the original author did a GREAT job with it. At this point, the goal of the project is to continue to build and enhance the features of PyRadMon. Join us!

    Posted 03/12/2014
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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Command-line, Web-based

Programming Language

Python

Registered

2014-03-11
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