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Message 3043 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015 | 1:05:31 UTC

So I ordered this forever ago and just got it, but I was unaware this was something I have to build. Looking at whats in the kit.. Do I have to buy additional components or was everything supposed to be included because there is definitely not everything I needed in here. also is there a detailed installation manual other than just the electronics diagram. And lastly whats the rod thing is it safe?

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Message 3044 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015 | 2:27:34 UTC

Hi EJ:
I just received mine as well, and there has been some postings for the parts. The main kit page (message 2901) has links to the BOM and Schematic, as well as firmware source code. The link to a short manual is there too but needs a correction, I think (leads nowhere for me).

From another discussion thread, member lolwut82 made a google docs spreadsheet with links to Mouser.de for European users (thanks for that):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ceJ8O9P2hbkoHjhze52GsHzFghpHT7pXXaDxP0MvOd4/edit?usp=sharing

I edited the links to point to Mouser.com for North America or anyone preferring English, and posted that version here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bmanqcJtYQqQD-c1ioGJWCv2C7p6hMPfU3XaZmIHIJw/edit?usp=sharing

I also changed 2 links to what appear to be proper parts according to the BOM (Row 8 and row 22).

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Message 3045 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015 | 2:42:13 UTC

I should have checked lolwut82's spreadsheet before posting; it has since been updated (thank you for that).

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Message 3046 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015 | 5:13:43 UTC

I just completed my Mouser order, and I found some more link corrections.

CON1 linked to a 2 position header, we want a 4 position one.
CON2 linked to a 2 x 1 position header, we want 2 x 3.

I updated the English list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bmanqcJtYQqQD-c1ioGJWCv2C7p6hMPfU3XaZmIHIJw/edit?usp=sharing

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Message 3054 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015 | 12:37:41 UTC

Re. EJ's last question - the "rod thing" is the Geiger-Muller tube, and yes, it's safe ;-)

I've just about got mine all put together but am a bit annoyed at the moment because the first display I had was too big for the supplied box, so I ordered a second one, and was just about to solder it in today when I noticed it's a parallel interface, not the I2C serial one, so I'm going to have to track down and buy a THIRD display (well, two actually, because I'm making up a kit for Euphoriabuzz as well).

When I get this thing finished and working, I'll post a list of the (correct) bits I bought and where to get them for users in the UK, and may offer to build them for other UK people too, if these two go ok.

So nearly there! Aaaargh! Right, back to eBay to see if I can find a display with the right bloody interface...
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Message 3055 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015 | 12:37:42 UTC
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ps - I didn't find any instruction manual either, I'm just working from the circuit diagram and parts list.

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Message 3056 - Posted: 8 Feb 2015 | 13:07:02 UTC

I did not find a suitable display for the kit, that I'm sure will work....
( I used the Mouser part suplies for the other parts ).

I guess that the kit will work without the display, but - it's easier to find any errors if we got it up and running - or not :P )

Any ideas where to buy the correct display parts?

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Message 3059 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015 | 0:50:40 UTC - in response to Message 3056.

I've ordered this display :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140893044510

It looks like it's a standard display with a little board soldered underneath to the 16-pin parallel interface to handle the serial I2C input via its 4 pins (two for power supply, plus the clock & data lines). I intend to unsolder the interface board & remount that in the battery compartment of the case, with a 4-way ribbon cable to the DISP1 connector point on the kit board, then the display can sit on the two standoffs as intended.

Yes, I know the interface can probably be bought separately, but I couldn't find any and this was fairly cheap for the display AND board together.

By the way, I don't know if others had the same problem, but the supplied coil L3 was slightly too tall and prevented the display fitting on the standoffs, I had to unsolder it & remount it horizontally with extended pins soldered on. The electrolytic capacitors I've also mounted bent over at 90 degrees so I can fit slightly taller ones in ok without any clearance issues.

My new displays should be arriving on Wednesday. I'll let you know if they work and post photos.

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Message 3060 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015 | 1:17:15 UTC

I did some display research as well, results in the 'News' message board. I think moving the interface board might be difficult, as the parallel display needs all the parallel connections as well (another ribbon). The active parallel pins that connect with PCB traces will have to be isolated by cutting the traces. I think the designer intended the interface board to stay under the LCD, as there is a screwdriver hole for contrast adjustment. Maybe 2 more standoffs on the LCD just resting on the PCB edge will be sufficient support instead of the header.

For the too-tall L3, I cut the heatshrink off the top with an Exacto knife, it's exactly 10mm high then.
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Message 3061 - Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | 14:57:50 UTC

Success! There was no cutting of traces involved, and the display I ordered as in my previous post is just attached to the display pcb by pins through the 16-way parallel conector along one edge. All I did was separate it (tried unsoldering, but that was proving difficult as the pins are quite well soldered through both boards, so I just cut through the connecting pins carefully with a hacksaw and cleaned them up, then soldered my ribbon cables onto the exposed pins. Relocated the little adapter board into the battery compartment, used an 8-way ribbon for the data pins, 2 for the contrast backlight and 6-way for the remainder, so all 16 pins reconnected, plus the four way to the VCC, GND, SCL & SDA input from either DISP1 or DISP2 connectors (they're both wired to the same places, so either will work). I've taken some photos, will sort out my list of components too & add these later. It works at last! Woo-hoo! :-)

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Message 3063 - Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | 14:06:40 UTC

I become a little bit tired here :-p
There are 3-4 discussions about the new kit in in all different categories.
Maybe this forum have any sort of admin who can clear this up.
Maybe here is any admin who can tell us DEFINITELY what we have to order to get this sensor working.
Maybe here is any admin who can post a how-to with some pictures.
Solder is NOT my daily work.
We have here questions over questions but no answers from project manager...
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Message 3064 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015 | 5:40:14 UTC
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I hear you Chris. The admins appear too busy to regularly participate on the forum, but they do respond to private messages on occasion. I think 'Science' is the most appropriate board to use for the kit assembly discussion, so my suggestion is to keep it here. I'm still waiting for my E-Bay serial LCD with expander board, but I think the method below will work without needing long ribbon cables. BTW, congratulations Gary for being the first to get this display working.

Use IC socket strip pieces on the main PCB to create a low profile 16 pin female header. If the LCD/expander you get has pins, see that they insert and stand off by 10mm (to make the case close properly over the LCD). If there are no pins, use 12 clipped LED leads (they are stiffer than resistor leads) to make pins of the proper length, from the LCD through the expander to the socket strip. On the main PCB, DO NOT install 2 of the jumpers (the long one just above the 16 pin header, and the short one connecting IC1 pin1) - these would interfere with the display parallel pins. Also don't use long pins on 7, 8, 12 and 13, as they too would interfere with the display parallel connections. And of course leave out VR1. That leaves 12 pins to hold the display, provide extra power/gnd connections and connect the LED backlight. Short wires and a female connector for the 4 side pins make this LCD fully removable.
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Message 3065 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015 | 15:07:55 UTC - in response to Message 3063.

I become a little bit tired here :-p
There are 3-4 discussions about the new kit in in all different categories.
Maybe this forum have any sort of admin who can clear this up.
Maybe here is any admin who can tell us DEFINITELY what we have to order to get this sensor working.
Maybe here is any admin who can post a how-to with some pictures.
Solder is NOT my daily work.
We have here questions over questions but no answers from project manager...
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As far as I know, Szopler had published list of required parts on his KIT topic long time ago...
BOINC server forum gives very little administration functionality...

KIT's are for people who more or less are prepared for soldering and mostly know how to read diagrams and kind of manual published by Szopler (i.e. I don't know, and I'm not order it even if I'm really interested in this version - as on all versions, because I'm in project from day one)...

Apologise if I'm to offensive but really I think that KIT's are for more advanced users...
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Message 3079 - Posted: 22 Feb 2015 | 22:57:18 UTC

My kit is working mostly, but has a USB problem. I'm still waiting for the proper display, but it clearly detects ionizing radiation (clicks at the expected rate), and the right button cycles through the 4 modes (LED only, nothing, beep only, and beep+LED). Has anyone gotten their 2.61 kit fully functional and on the map? If I can't solve the USB issue, I hope I can use the RS232 serial data to participate.
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Message 3081 - Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | 13:35:42 UTC - in response to Message 3079.
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Have now get the current 2.61 sensor completely and on map (ID 14139). On Windows, I had no problems. In Linux using the Raspberry it was difficult there, he had to be entered via console.

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Message 3083 - Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | 9:15:17 UTC
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I've got my v2.61 kit working with Linux now (Mint 17.1), and Euphoriabuzz has one running fine with Windows 7. Norbert - double-check you've got the zener diodes DZ2 & 3 the right way round. DZ2 has the black bar end furthest away from IC1 (opposite way round to DZ1 which it is right next to), and DZ3 is behind the USB socket with its black bar end furthest away from the RS232 connectors. Also double-check with a multimeter that none of the solder on the 5 USB connector pins has bridged across to any of the other tracks - they're very close together on the board there. I'm assuming you did spot the wire link next to DZ3 as well. Hope you get yours working soon, it's interesting to hear how others have built their kits. There are some photos of my kit being built on here :
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Message 3085 - Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | 3:43:56 UTC - in response to Message 3083.

Thanks, Gary for the suggestions; they all check out; I want to see what comes from the serial port and LCD before proceeding (still waiting for the inverting RS232 adapter and I2C display). If they don't point to the problem I have to either try to access the firmware via the ISP port or find a USB tool that gives more info than the OS (Windows "Code 43" can mean just about anything apparently).

I don't know if the serial data can be used to feed the project; I trust Szopler can clarify.

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Message 3086 - Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | 18:25:31 UTC

http://www.mouser.com/ProjectManager/ProjectDetail.aspx?AccessID=c37492dd34

Is this now the right list i have to order ???
I understand with this parts i can complete the sensor without display but working ???

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Message 3087 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | 3:01:13 UTC - in response to Message 3086.

That list has the wrong number of positions for the first part (CON1), has radial inductors, etc. so it looks like the older list. I can vouch for the spreadsheet I posted that has updated Mouser links. I tried previously to edit this ProjectManager list but could not, hence the google docs spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bmanqcJtYQqQD-c1ioGJWCv2C7p6hMPfU3XaZmIHIJw/edit?usp=sharing

The right side shows all the changes from the early parts list. If you don't want the display, then you can delete the 3 associated components. This will allow the kit to work with the project.

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Message 3088 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | 15:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 3087.

i miss C12.. ceramic capacitor... is it the same as C9 ?
Also i find a very small capacitor in the Kit... i don't know witch component it is...
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Message 3089 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | 16:26:32 UTC - in response to Message 3088.

Chris, C12 is 22pF but doesn't need to be rated at 500V (or higher) like C9 does. You can use a high voltage one for C12 if you have one handy and it fits, it doesn't matter, as long as it is 22pF capacitance value.
The small capacitor in the kit is C11, 4.7nF.

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Message 3090 - Posted: 4 Mar 2015 | 5:35:09 UTC

Well, I finally got a proper I2C display, and I made it fit. It came with the interface board already attached, so I didn't try to solder in long mounting pins like I had planned. To make it fit, I had to remove the LED jumper (red arrow) and replace it with a solder bridge, and bend the I2C pins straight (purple arrow, half are done):

This now fit OK but not perfectly. The display still sits ~3 mm high, requiring spacer nuts and longer M2.5 screws (red arrow below). The contrast trimmer is offset from the PCB hole but a small screwdriver on an angle worked. I soldered the straightened pins directly to the PCB (purple arrow), but I should have made another IC socket header strip and trimmed the 4 pins to fit into the socket. I ended up not using the 16 pin IC socket header that is in the foreground:

With the higher display I had to trim the hole in the case, which was not fun. I used small wire cutters and a file to do this. I also had to file the 3 small holes to make the buttons operate easily. Overall though,I think it looks good enough.

Due to the variation in interface boards, I hope the next design (if there is one) specifies *exactly* the display models required for each option, or if not, leaves more space.

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Message 3101 - Posted: 7 Mar 2015 | 16:26:50 UTC

Hmmm, i guess i miss C19 Resistor 33k ?? There were one in the Kit but i need 2 ???
GGrrr....

Half the way now...


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Message 3108 - Posted: 8 Mar 2015 | 13:49:14 UTC

Looking good so far Chris. Yes, I only had one of the 33k resistors too, looks like this is the same for all of us then!
Norbert - I think your box looks quite good with the display raised up higher, but yes, it must have taken a lot of time to carefully file the hole bigger to make it look as neat as that. Good effort!

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Message 3113 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015 | 8:47:05 UTC

Chris,

are you sure your C9 is a 500V type? It doesn't look like one.

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Message 3114 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015 | 11:36:01 UTC
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They told me here C9 is same as C12 ... 500V not necessary... ?? See Message 3088.
I ordered now all parts from 2 distributors... incl. shipping costs around € 50,-- and now i miss a resistor 33k that have to be in the kit.... i'm not lucky with this !!!

One more question... the cable from tube to massa.. how thick it must be ?
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Message 3115 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015 | 12:28:54 UTC

Hi Chris, I think you've misunderstood what I put in message 3089, C12 doesn't need to be high voltage, but C9 does. I would recommend a high voltage capacitor for C9.
The cable for the other end of the tube to massa (ground) can just be a thin one, there is negligible current flowing through it. Any plastic coated connecting wire which fits in the hole on the pcb will be ok.
Sorry if I confused you with my earlier post. I think what I said is correct, but may have worded it badly?
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Message 3116 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015 | 12:51:17 UTC - in response to Message 3115.

ps - just sent you a private message Chris :-)

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Message 3117 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015 | 12:56:17 UTC

hmmm in the Google doc above i find for C9 this link... http://www.mouser.de/ProductDetail/Murata/DEA1X3F150JP3A/?qs=%2fha2pyFadujcxkB4SX7j71HXiiD6%2fG0f%252bU6Sz2%2fOlM6k63mbo5vBig%3d%3d

but this is 15pF
Sorry i don't know what i have to order...
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Message 3118 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015 | 13:35:06 UTC

Holger Weiss has posted a BOM on another thread which has a better capacitor for C9 (22pF, 1kV) :
http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=475

The standard little brown disc capacitors are only usually rated at 100V (though some can be higher). The GM tube in the kit operates at more than this (about 400V?) so C9 needs to be rated at more than 400V really, say 500V or 1kV are the usual values you'll find, or it won't last very long.

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Message 3129 - Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | 16:43:09 UTC

Hi Chris,

C8 & C15 seems to be soldered in the wrong direction. The white line on the Elko is Minus ;)

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Message 3139 - Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | 13:49:18 UTC

Yes Dark Soul... i recognise that already :-P
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Message 3189 - Posted: 29 Mar 2015 | 21:40:28 UTC

I finally received the USB-TTL converter to read the RS-232 port data from the sensor, and it sends a 3 or 4 byte ASCII string every second with the ASCII value of the display number in hundredths of a uSv/h. That is, if the display shows 0.08 uSv/h, the ASCII string is ASCII 8 then <CR><LF>. In Hex, it is 38 0D 0F.

This confirms that my sensor is communicating data OK on RS-232 so the firmware seems to be OK. The USB still fails to enumerate so I have to conclude that one of the USB pins is bad on the AVR chip. I don't know if this serial data is useable by the project. I'll send another PM on this.

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Message 3216 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015 | 1:53:35 UTC

Well, I can't seem to get a replacement AVR chip and the serial data from the V2.61 kit is apparently not useable by Radioactive@home, but at least I'm on the map (the RadMon.org map). I was very happy to find that their RadLog Lite software reads the serial RS232 data from this kit, using a TTL - USB converter. I foam taped it in the battery area and soldered the +5V, Gnd and RXD wires. I cut away some of the case to allow the USB female 'extension cord' to fit.
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The converter is this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-PL2303-USB-To-RS232-TTL-Converter-Adapter-Module-/130682850512?ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:CA:3160. The RadLog software only needs the Com port created by the TTL - USB converter, and a conversion factor uSv/hr of 0.01 (and no need for BOINC).

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Message 3220 - Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | 17:38:24 UTC - in response to Message 3216.

Hello again... after 6 weeks waiting i finally got the display.
But now... i see 0.00 uSv/h and the buzzer is beeping non stop.
First unit:

core_client_version>7.4.42</core_client_version

Radac $Rev: 585 $ starting...
sensors.xml: 7 nodes found
Found sensor [unknown version 609 (2,61)]
553590,0,2015-4-22 17:3:39,f,9.2 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
793973,0,2015-4-22 17:7:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
1034125,0,2015-4-22 17:11:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
1274365,0,2015-4-22 17:15:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
1514401,0,2015-4-22 17:19:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
1753682,0,2015-4-22 17:23:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
1993907,0,2015-4-22 17:27:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
Trickle sent
2234318,0,2015-4-22 17:31:39,n,4.0 minutes,0.0 cpm,0.00 uSv/h
Trickle sent
WARNING: No readings from GM tube !
Done - calling boinc_finish()
19:31:39 (8576): called boinc_finish

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Message 3222 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | 10:29:21 UTC - in response to Message 3220.

Unplug sensor & remove the GM tube, check for short circuit with a resistance meter, should be open circuit (very high resistance). If ok, replace & plug sensor in. Put a voltmeter across the GM tube - what voltage are you getting there? (should be a couple of hundred volts) If that's ok, time to post some photos on here & see if anyone can spot anything wrong?

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Message 3224 - Posted: 1 May 2015 | 18:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 3222.
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i have 190 Volts at the tube. Foto's here: http://1drv.ms/1DJlGRp
I triple check the soldering... can't find anything.
The problem with the buzzer is solved.. is quiet now :) but still no readings from tube.
Resistance without tube is around 27 MOhm
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Message 3225 - Posted: 1 May 2015 | 21:27:31 UTC - in response to Message 3224.

Is one end of your 33k resistor (R19) touching the metal spacer? Just push it away a little if it is, as the spacer is grounded.

You have good voltage at the GM tube, so it sounds like the pulses aren't getting to IC1. Check IC1 pin 14 is connected to IC2 pin 1 ok, and not grounded. Also check IC2 pins 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7, make sure none of those are grounded either. Only pin 4 should go to ground. It's easy to have a stray blob of solder connect to ground (or anywhere else), just a small bit you might not be able to see could short it and stop the pulse getting through. Check with resistance meter (while sensor is unplugged).

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Message 3226 - Posted: 4 May 2015 | 1:10:38 UTC

The solder-side closeup seems to show a cold solder joint for C6 next to IC1 pin 7, where it may not connect well to the PCB trace. To check for solder bridges, I find a good backlight is better than magnification, as the shiny solder and flux can play tricks on my eyes. The backlight shines through the PCB and the gaps are easy to check.

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Message 3233 - Posted: 20 May 2015 | 8:02:16 UTC

OK, after a short journey to GB my sensor arrived back and works fine :)
The only problem left is that i can't see it at the map.
I set the location and add the sensor, but it will not appear in the map yet.

Very special thanks to KarmannGaz; DarkSoul and --Norbert for the great support ;-)
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Message 3234 - Posted: 20 May 2015 | 9:14:20 UTC - in response to Message 3233.

Glad you've got it back & running ok now! :-)

Now you are getting credits for your work units, you should just be able to move the marker on the map to where you want it, then click on "Add sensor", and that should be all there is to do. I wonder if there was a problem at the server end when you tried it - try again and see if it works now? I did notice my computer was unable to contact the Radioactive@home server last night for a while, maybe it was the same time as you tried to update your map position, may just have been unlucky timing.

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Message 3235 - Posted: 20 May 2015 | 10:41:48 UTC

I did several times... on my device page the point of location is correct... i click several times to add sensor... but nothing at the big map..
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Message 3236 - Posted: 20 May 2015 | 20:17:01 UTC - in response to Message 3235.

Oooh, you've got one of your computers (13354) on the map! I see you've been having some fun aborting tasks on 14628, this sounds remarkably similar to a problem Euphoriabuzz had - http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=474#3091 - not sure if that's any help?

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Message 3237 - Posted: 21 May 2015 | 8:49:46 UTC

At the first machine 4 units run without problems, but than a unit stacks... next one also... had some massages:

41661 Radioactive@Home 18.05.2015 17:48:49 [error] garbage_collect(); still have active task for acked result sample_4874361_0; state 5
41662 Radioactive@Home 18.05.2015 17:48:51 [error] garbage_collect(); still have active task for acked result sample_4874361_0; state 6
41673 Radioactive@Home 18.05.2015 18:15:57 [error] Couldn't delete file projects/radioactiveathome.org_boinc/radac_1.78_windows_intelx86.exe.gzt

Than i take the sensor to another machine.. where it runs now 16 hrs OK.
And this machine appears at the map also :D
So i think its fine now.
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Message 3280 - Posted: 20 Jun 2015 | 19:03:11 UTC

Finally got the last parts today, and buildt the kit.
It is now running, and I currently have a reading of 0.09 µSv/h .
Installed the Boinc Radioactive@home project, and it's now running on
a PC that is also connected to Echolink (Amator Radio applicationthat controls
a radiostation).
The Boinc properties shows that my computer ID is 15215,
and my quiestion is ;
Is there something more to do ?
Or is the project running as it should be,
and my station will appear on the map ?

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Message 3287 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 7:31:38 UTC

Congrats :)
I think there is nothing more to do... your sensor is visible at the map :)

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Message 3288 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 10:00:40 UTC

Thanks ;)

Now I'd like to put some data on my website ...
I already have an lighteningdetector project going at aa-mot.net/mybo,
and a combination could be interesting, - thinking about the possibility of an radioactive burst caused by the lightning itself.

Anyway is there some place to find scripts or code that I could use on my site ?


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Message 3289 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 10:26:15 UTC

By the way, there are 3 pushbuttons in the kit.
But either I'm blind , or there is no spec in what they do ?

( the search function on the forum did not give me an answer...)

Regards, Asbjørn.

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Message 3290 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 16:52:40 UTC - in response to Message 3289.

The left button doesn't do anything yet, maybe for future use. The middle button controls the display on the sensor - you can have it on with backlight, on without backlight, or off. The right button controls the flashing LED and buzzer - you can have just the LED flashing (default), LED off, beeper on, both on, both off. Just keep pressing and it cycles through them (I may have got the sequence wrong, but you get the idea) :-)

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Message 3291 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 16:54:30 UTC - in response to Message 3280.

ps - congratulations on getting your kit built and running, nice to see another one working! 8-)

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Message 3293 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 17:07:24 UTC

Here you find some url for personal data:

http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=485
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Message 3295 - Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | 17:30:02 UTC

Thanks for the info !

It's working good now, and the Display suggestion earlier in this thread,
was indeed a good one !
It fitted in just fine, ( mounted the kit yesterday), and the kit was running ok at first try.
I started the for the forst time with an batterypack for USB, to insure that it should'nt kill the USB connector at the PC.

After that everything worked as expected.

A comment though; the drawing of component placement on the board, was almost unreadable for some of the parts.
But skipping a few parts until I got the readables in place, it was a bit easier.

I suggest that one make a complete usermanual both for building the kit, images for component placement, and some security warnings about the high tension voltage.

Anyway, Its fun to get it up and running, after a long wait for the needed parts... !

Have a nice day !

Regards, Asbjørn

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