[Noisebridge-discuss] x-ray machine
jof at thejof.com
Fri Mar 15 15:12:56 UTC 2013
That is just scary to have. All potential hackers should get a talking
to about the history of Therac 25 before beginning. :p
Does it still have an active x-ray source?
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:09 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> you guys know i got an xray machine? it's a 90KeV dental xray machine by
> ritter, gas-cooled with sulfur hexaflouride.
> anyway, we should take some REAL xray pictures. that means we need a
> phosphor screen, like an "x ray cassette" as seen on ebay. Those cassettes
> are basically a mechanical envelope that you put the film in, and they have
> phosphor screens in there that expose the film when xrays land on the
> if possible we should get an image intensifier, which would allow us to see
> through things in real time, without waiting for film to develop. basically
> the output goes to a video camera, so it would be like the enlarge-o-scope
> we made except dangerous.
> actually it only takes like 1mm thick lead to stop all the rays that come
> out of this thing so we can and will build a box for it, so it's safe.
> of course, if anyone can get ahold of a Flat Panel x-ray detector, we should
> get that. it would allow much better x-ray pictures with less radiation.
> but i hear they're really expensive.
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