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Low Cost DIY Scientific Equipment

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It is not true that to make high-level educational scientific experiments it is necessary to spend a lot of money to buy the necessary equipment. Often with a bit of good will, time and lot of patience you can build everything you need : you save, you learn and you have fun !

Light Spectrometer

SpecSlit

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Example of Spectrum of a Fluorescent Lamp

Post with the description of the Equipment : DIY Diffraction grating Spectrometer

Fluorometer

DNAMeter

Post with the description of the Equipment : DIY Fluorometer for DNA Concentration 

Photoelectric Effect Equipment

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Post with the description of the Equipment : Study of Photoelectric Effect 

Ramsauer-Townsend Effect Equipment

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Post with the description of the Equipment : Ramsauer-Townsend Effect 

Johnson Noise & Shot Noise Equipment

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Post with the Johnson Noise Equipment :  Johnson Noise, Boltzmann Constant and Brownian Motion
Post with the Shot Noise Equipment :  Shot Noise and Electron Charge 

Photon Counter

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Post with the Photon Counting Equipment :  Light as a Particle, Photon Counting 

Microwave Generator

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Post with the Microwave Equipment :  Gunnplexer and Microwaves

Microwave Doppler Sensor

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Post with the Microwave Doppler Sensor Equipment :  Microwave Doppler Sensor

Geiger Detector

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Post with the Geiger Detector Equipment : Gamma RadioactivityBeta RadioactivityAlpha Radioactivity

Ion Chamber

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Post with the Ion Chamber Equipment : Radon (ENG)Radioactive Decay Time Measurement 

Gamma Spectrometer

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Post with the Gamma Spectrometer Equipment : DIY Gamma Spectrometry 

Alpha Spectrometer

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Post with the Alpha Spectrometer Equipment : DIY Alpha SpectrometerSome Alpha Spectra

Cosmic Rays Telescope

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Post with the Cosmic Rays Telescope Equipment : Cosmic Rays and coincidence Detector 

Muons Detector

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Post with the Muons Detector Equipment : Scintillation Detector for Cosmic MuonsMuon Lifetime Measurement with PSoC 

Coincidence Detector

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Post with the Coincidence Detector Equipment : PSoC Coincidence Detector – I

Cherenkov Detector

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Post with the Cherenkov Detector Equipment : DIY Water Cherenkov DetectorDIY Acrylic Cherenkov Detector

XRF Spectrometer

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Post with the XRF Spectrometer Equipment : DIY XRF Spectrometry 

Webcam Nuclear Particle Detector

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Stronzio

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Source = Strontium (90Sr) 0,1μCi
CPS (counts per seconds) = 1,38
Trace Length = 33px * 6μm = 198 μm
The CMOS sensor detects the beta radiation emitted by the decay of strontium. In the picture aside you see the magnified image of the track of an electron.

Post with the Webcam Particle Detector Equipment : DIY Webcam Particle Detector