CosmicWatch muon detector – Building a Cosmic Ray Detector

CosmicWatch muon detector – Building a Cosmic Ray Detector

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CosmicWatch is a project from MIT in the US and Poland’s National Center for Nuclear Research, that enables anyone with basic electronic skills to build a low-cost desktop detector for the muon particles which are created when cosmic rays collide with the earth’s atmosphere.

In this series of posts, we’ll take a look at constructing the CosmicWatch muon detector and where necessary, modifying the design very slightly to make use of more widely available parts.

The project is published in three parts as linked below:

  • Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 1: Introduction and Planning – [Link]
  • Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 2: Assembly and Initial Testing – [Link]
  • Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 3: Completion and Testing – [Link]

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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