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Building The PC Board Detector:

How to build your own Alpha Particle Spark Detector

Build Instructions continued,.


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prep cutout pc board


After board is cut,
















solder copper wire to board

 

We can solder the .003 copper wire across the opening. I soldered five wires across the opening, approximately equally spaced.. One one side I soldered a 22 guage insulated wire that would connect the assembly to ground.














attach copper strip to steel plate

Next I obtained a 1/8" thick x 1" x 3/5" metal plate. To this I attached copper foil tape to make an electrical connection. Just about any metal can be used for this plate. You can also use copper clad PC board. The main criteria for the plate is that it doesn't flex or bend.















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