Science Centre Delft | jul-okt 2013

Visitors can detect alfa, beta and gamma radiation with real radioactive sources and detectors. From the design constraints of Tinker, we made a proposal for the furniture dimensions. We designed and build two external moving elements in this furniture.

Filter Measurement

The filter measurement consists of three radioactive sources (alfa, beta and gamma) on a turning wheel. Between this wheel and the detectors is another turning wheel with four 'filters': air, paper, perspex en lead. Three detectors move in position by a lineair guiderail.

Spectrum Measurement

The spectrum measurement consists of a turntable on which three gamma sources are placed. A multi spectrum meters from Scionix reads the radiation and provides relevant information on a screen.