Gen5: A Single-board Integrated ERGO Pixel

With all we’ve learned with the Gen3 and Gen4 pixels, we’re ready to design our own single-board ERGO pixel that will have all the functionality we want.  Simon is prototyping the system with a Texas Instruments development board, writing the code to make it dance, and designing a custom printed-circuit board (PCB) that puts everything, G-M detector and all, on a single board.  The Gen5 system will incorporate an LCD touch-screen, so the operator won’t even need to connect a keyboard and monitor.  Simon says he’ll have an operating prototype by summer’s end.  More news to follow!

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