Illustration for article titled DIY Geiger Counters Help Us Face Our Dismal, Irradiated Futures

What with the financial crisis and recent nuclear (dis)agreements and the possibility of having an insane (but like-able! Teehee!) person becoming the country's VP, we could be headed for a The Road by Cormac McCarthy-esque situation in the near future. And when that day comes, I'll be the person on the block with a DIY Geiger counter. Hack-n-Mod has compiled a list of the three best Geiger counter tutorials on the net. Use this one to learn everything about schematics, PCBs and shielding; this one for a nifty USB interface, and—if you're feeling particularly technical—this one for a much more detailed build. Remember: in the apocalyptic future, friends don't let friends eat friends without testing them for radiation first. [Hack-n-Mod]

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