The MuonPi Cosmic Detector Project
— An Open-Community Network of Cosmic Shower Detectors
13:00h – 14:50h, Workshop room X15
The MuonPi project provides a distributed IoT network of inexpensive, RPi-based particle detectors for measuring the high-energy muon showers generated by primary cosmic radiation. By recording and timestamping these events at the individual detectors down to the nanosecond level, correlations and thus information on the shower geometry and energy can be derived from the data collected centrally on a server. The hardware of this RaspberryPi-based detector was intentionally designed to be as cost-effective as possible to target a broad community of interested users, such as radio HAMs, makers, schools, etc. In this way, the wide distribution of detector stations potentially brings new insights into the world of astroparticle physics at the highest energies of the universe. In this workshop, participants can get a closer look at a single detector station by being guided through the entire setup chain - from the individual components to a working MuonPi detector.
By Lara Dippel (MuonPi)