DIY Metal Detectors?
Want to have your own treasure hunting adventures? Don’t fancy shelling out lots of money for a professional detector? Just want a cool little toy to show off to your friends? Lucky for you, there are many different options!
The easiest way just requires a smartphone. There are coders who have developed apps that alloy your smartphone to use internal sensors to act as a metal detector. While cool, that’s kind of less exciting.
The next easiest way requires, no joke, an AM radio and a calculator. By strapping those things together you have yourself a crude but effective handheld metal detector! You can also strap that contraption to a broom handle or any other sort of non-metallic pole and make a metal detector that doesn’t requite you to scuttle around like a crab to use it.
If you’e got a little more time, gear, and technical know-how, you can make something that looks more like a classic metal detector.
To the people who were here more for beer cans than metal detectors but stayed and read all the way through, first, thank you. Second, I’ve got something for you too! If you’re feeling outdoorsy, you can use those cans for more than just alcohol-fueled fun, you can use them for a different sort of alcohol-fueled fun and turn them into little miniature stoves that easily fit in a pocket. It’s pretty cool and easy too.
Have a great summer, have fun, and if you make any of these things, please let us know on Facebook or Twitter!