New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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#1 New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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The Radioactive@home admin, Krzysztof 'krzyszp' Piszczek, wants to know how many people would be interested in buying new detectors. The cost is estimated to be 30-33 Euros + shipping/handling. How many people would be willing to buy one? I just want to pass along the info about how much serious interest there is in it. Who is interested?
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#2 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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#3 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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I would, whilst simultaneously being willing to not have a clue how radioactive all the granite in my local area is .
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#4 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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I committed to 5 units. If they have them built and I get 5, I'll have them ship how ever many the UK crowd wants, up to 3 of them, and the rest to me.
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#5 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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I'll have one off you if that's the case.
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#6 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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Krzysztof Piszczek is getting ready to ship the first batch of detectors. I think he may still be accepting orders. Join the project and PM him...http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/

Or of you want to become a Patreon, he accepts donations. He does a lot for Boinc. I'm sponsoring him a little...https://www.patreon.com/krzyszp
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#7 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/show ... erid=89069

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It's an NCI app. To run on a raspberry pi (or maybe linux in general) you must configure permission to access USB devices to the boinc user. This worked for me...
As root (sudo....) create a file in the directory /etc/udev/rules.d/ the filename is 50-group.rules, with the following content

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# /etc/udev/rules.d/50-group.rules
SUBSYSTEM!="usb", GOTO="skip_rule"
ACTION=="add", GROUP="plugdev"
LABEL="skip_rule"
This will add a rule that whenever a usb device is added the group for the device-file is set to 'plugdev'. This group already exists on the RPi and the user 'pi' is already a member of that group.
To activate the rule the 'udev' service needs to be restarted

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sudo service udev restart
You can now plug in the detector. If it was already plugged in, unplug, wait, 1 minute, plug back in.

Now we need to add the user 'boinc' to the group 'plugdev'

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sudo usermod -a -G plugdev boinc
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#8 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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I have the NCI app running on a Windows machine. The sensor is plugged in so I am hoping it finds it ?? Nothing in logs to suggest success or otherwise
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#9 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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oh - I hear a new chirp so that is promising (and annoying - can it be switched off?)
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#10 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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davidBAM wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:31 am oh - I hear a new chirp so that is promising (and annoying - can it be switched off?)
You can disable that in the project preferences.

Also, under the computer details, you need to add your sensor to the map
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#11 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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Thank you - that was all pretty painless
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#12 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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You need to add your sensor to the map and set the correct location. You don't need to pin point it on your house but at least somewhat close. You'll get twice the credit after that too.
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#13 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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Thanks. Done. I'll be interested to see what it reports. Local stone is granite / gneiss which, I believe, has fairly high background counts
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#14 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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One down, one to go...
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#15 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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If you move your detector to a different BOINC instance you have to redo the MAP thingy or your credits drop in half. I moved mine and didn't check for a month and then I found it.
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#16 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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scole of TSBT wrote: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:56 am One down, one to go...
I'm sure that if it works with the ECU of the kart we can get some very interesting results ..... :D
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#17 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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All you need is a raspberry pi. That's what mine is connected to.
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#18 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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scole of TSBT wrote: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:23 am All you need is a raspberry pi. That's what mine is connected to.
Because I'm so busy and / or lazy, mine is still out in the badlands of north eastern Scotland :o Prepping a second kart to race before the end of this season so the kid gets some practice in running in the top class for next year as well as his current class. The new kart is a bloody scary beast.
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#19 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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scole of TSBT wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:04 am
davidBAM wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:31 am oh - I hear a new chirp so that is promising (and annoying - can it be switched off?)
You can disable that in the project preferences.

Also, under the computer details, you need to add your sensor to the map
I moved my sensor to a new machine. It chirps (despite the setting in project preferences) and the map section is absent (it just says 0). Any clues please as to what I need to do?
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#20 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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It might need to complete and upload a WU first. Set your runtime to .5 hours, about the current one and let the .5 hr finish
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#21 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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Will try, thanks
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#22 Re: New Radioactive@Home detectors might be coming...

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Maybe I've never posted this info, needed for the sensor to work under linux...

By default the user 'boinc' is not allowed to access the USB devices. To do so we need to change the udev rules (or better add one)

As root (sudo....) create a file in the directory /etc/udev/rules.d/ the filename is 50-group.rules, with the following content...

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# /etc/udev/rules.d/50-group.rules
SUBSYSTEM!="usb", GOTO="skip_rule"
ACTION=="add", GROUP="plugdev"
LABEL="skip_rule"
This will add a rule that whenever a usb device is added the group for the device-file is set to 'plugdev'. This group already exists on the RPi and the user 'pi' is already a member of that group.

To activate the rule the 'udev' service needs to be restarted...

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sudo service udev restart
Now unplug the usb devices, wait a little bit and replug them in.

Now we need to add the user 'boinc' to the group 'plugdev'...

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sudo usermod -a -G plugdev boinc
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