DIY Portable X-Ray Machine

DIY Portable X-Ray Machine



Using a Coolidge tube, an arduino, and some high voltage know how, aspiring radiologist and maker Grenadier built a portable X-Ray machine with nixie tube display and light up dials. As with most projects this cool, it’s probably a good idea to investigate all safety precautions prior to attempting to recreate it, right? [via Technabob]

Here’s a test image as viewed through a scintillator:

14 thoughts on “DIY Portable X-Ray Machine

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ow my sperm!

  2. Archibald Tuttle says:

    What’s next? Your own nuclear reactor made from a bicycle?

  3. Halfvast Conspirator says:

    Looks like Grenadier is on the way to  becoming an amateur TSA agent!

  4. shinohu says:

    you are so professional. How about the quality about x ray machine in http://www.medical-x-ray.com?

  5. Jonathan says:

    Excellent work! I was wondering, what are you using for your scintillator? It looks pretty good. Is it just NaI painted material? I would really like to know, thank you.

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