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Message 1278 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012 | 16:55:45 UTC

Today somebody found interesting to make few detectors with big displays and put it in public place to make project more interesting for persons from world outside BOINC, what you think about that? Do you think, that putting detector somewhere on public place can be attractive?

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Message 1288 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012 | 21:46:37 UTC - in response to Message 1278.

It does sound interesting. A few things. In the USA with the nutjobs we have, the moment it surpasses .10 uSv/min they'd probably go screaming to homeland security that we are being attacked by Poland. A bit of education might also be in order so that the clueless Amerikeets don't wet themselves because they are totally ignorant what the numbers mean.

With that said, a big display, such as how? A big LCD or something? That could get expensive no? How about a small app, since the detector already needs a computer to run, that displays the numbers big and wide on a regular display? This way it shows on whatever monitor that is hooked to the computer running the thing. With an app, it's not going to be an extra piece of hardware to play with, and EVERYONE who has a detector can show it off.

I think you would get a lot more exposure this way. Not a programmer myself but you do have a data stream on the USB coming from the detector, how hard would it be to do a very crude V basic, or whatever language is 'in' today, and hook to that datastream and just translate if necessary and display that?

Just thinking out loud.


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