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DIY Magnetometers
The articles here cover the basic construction and operation of a pop bottle magnetometer - a surprisingly sensitive detector you can build at home.

Build your own Compass Magnetometer Print E-mail
Monday, 31 August 2009

The instructions for this magnetometer have been taken from an article written by Göte Flodqvist, called 'Detecting the Polar Lights'. This was published in Sky and Telescope, Oct. 1993, p. 85.  Some of the components we have used differ due to availablilty but the basic design is unchanged.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 September 2009 )
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Build your own Pop Bottle Magnetometer Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The 'Pop Bottle Magnetometer' is a very simple piece of equipment. It measures changes of the magnetic field at the Earth's surface, which occur due to 'Geomagnetic Storms' or other 'space weather'. A 'pop bottle' magnetometer works just as well using a glass jar.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 June 2009 )
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How to use your Pop Bottle Magnetometer Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 November 2007
Your pop-bottle magnetometer can be used to monitor variations of the Earth's magnetic field, some of which may occur due to 'Geomagnetic Storms'. By taking measurements with your pop-bottle magnetometer you can observe such 'Space Weather' yourself.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 June 2009 )
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