Since the 2010 earthquake in Japan and subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, there has been a lot of concern regarding radiation contamination. While there exists a DIY crowdsource campaign to gather radiation data, it relies on the accuracy of its users to manually upload their data to a website. I wanted to create something simpler and easier to use while still being considered a robust and reliable tool.
Enter DETECTr: an app controlled Geiger Counter. The Geiger Tube can be connected via physical cable or bluetooth. The GUI consists of readouts for both nearby radiation and accumulated dosage. Users are also presented with an easy to understand and unobtrusive method for uploading, accessing and sharing readings all within the app itself.