RDTN.org Launching Radiation Detection Open Hardware Network in Japan

April 17, 2011

RDTN.org Launching Radiation Detection Open Hardware Network in Japan

When the scale of the nuclear disaster in Japan started to become clear in the wake of the Great Tohoku Earthquake, the worldwide team behind RDTN.org set out to build a service that would help people get accurate information on the radiation levels throughout the county.

It's pretty amazing what they have been able to accomplish in just a few short weeks, and with the support of Tokyo Hackerspace and other groups the RDTN.org members are meeting this week in Japan to begin the rollout of a citizen-driven sensor network of open hardware radiation detectors.

The team has begun to raise the funds to produce the initial 600 Geiger counters and training preparation needed to launch the network. Please show your support by backing RDTN.org's project on Kickstarter.

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