Citizen Science Workshop: Radiation


Safecast is a project emerged shortly after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Simply wanting to know the true radiation measurements, volunteers including high profile professionals pulled their networks and quickly created portable geiger counters that allows radiation datas to be collected extensively and accurately. Very soon, this project spreaded worldwide and became one of the largest open environmental data in human history, a truly remarkable milestone for citizen science.

Our instructors will be flying all the away from Tokyo to conduct this 5 hr workshop.

In this 3 part workshop, you will learn about:

  1. RADIATION BASICS such as radiation types, effects, using geiger counters with some natural radiation sources. An interactive learning experience for you to understand what radiation actually means to us.

  2. MAKE YOUR OWN. Creating a portable geiger counter (K-Geigie), the components, soldering, basic electronics and how a geiger counter works. A fun hands-on building experience.

  3. ON THE FIELD. Start collecting and uploading data and experience the power of citizen science. What’s the story about Safecast? What is citizen science? Why is open environmental data so important? Take action and join our community of citizen scientists.

This workshop is co-organized by Loftwork HK & Radhealth.

Date: 9th April 2017(Sun)

Time: 14:00-19:00

Venue: Loftwork HK

Instructor: Pieter Franken, Joe Moross

Fee: $750 per person, $1000 per family of 2 (minimum age 10)

Deposit or bank transfer


Account #: 028-3-057388

Name: Chung Ho Wang Harvey

Nan Yang Commercial Bank

Account #: 0435 0310 368 495


*Please email bank slip with your name to harvey.chung@loftwork.com

*This is a non-profit making workshop, all fees cover our costs and for future geiger counter rentals.

*This workshop is suitable for age 10+


Pieter Franken

In 2011 Pieter co-founded Safecast.org - a global initiative to collect citizen sourced environmental data. Since 2016 he is a member of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP).

Pieter holds a MSc in Computer Science from Delft University and currently is a researcher with MIT Media Lab and Keio University where he contributes to research in Citizen Science, IoT and Blockchain technologies.

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