Here are some Metal Detector Projects that are quite interesting for the purpose of education and experiments in the Art of electronics. This site may be as old as Y2K, but the url / domain may have changed.
Metal Detector Projects
If you are interested in the theory behind the mag I can highly recommend the book The Magnetics Measurement Handbook by J.M. Janicke. Besides a good coverage of magnetics theory, it contains much of what you need to build a useful fluxgate Magnetometer, plus other devices.
Traditional Geophysical instruments include ground-penetrating radar, earth resistivity meter, infrared, and sonar, to name a few. Currently, earth resistivity projects are the most practical for the do-it-yourselfer, although some people have been tinkering with side scan sonar.
Detection of Gold
Just the Jeohunter really works and directly detects Gold – see below screen. And even gold-worth 9-15cm diameter cannon-balls get detected as “Gold” (golden ring & cannonball analyses has identical values), but thats because of the huge metal mass and special shape – alot MDs have “problems” in such situation and perhaps only a magnetometer really works here. btw. there is no difference if you search with Ground Balance minus 200, zero or plus 200, the gold detection always remains the same.
There are historical records of DIY Enthusiasts having created what is known as the “Donkey Kong Gold Hunter”. This Gold Detector uses a Nintendo Unit after many Mods.
Unprecedented Innovations from a young group of Scientists who may change the way we interface with the Electronic Environment around us.
EMS Laboratories – Hobby Electronics
Meggy Jr RGB is designed to be programmed through the popular Arduino software environment, when you hook it up to your computer with an FTDI USB-TTL cable
Meggy Jr RGB is a new kit that we designed as a platform to develop handheld pixel games. It’s based around a fully addressable 8×8 RGB LED matrix display, and features six big fat buttons for comfy game play.
A unique feature of Meggy Jr RGB is that it is designed to be mounted inside a “handle set” — a wooden or plastic case that’s safer and more pleasant to hold than a bare circuit board.
They specialise in online mail order electronics for industrial, educational and domestic applications. The company’s founder started selling electronic kits back in 1993 .
Quasar Electronics – Hobby eStore
Electronic Kits, Modules, Hobby Projects UK Superstore. A specialist retailer and manufacturer of electronic kits and modules with over 20 years experience.
From electronic starter kits and project labs for kids to hi-fi quality valve audio amplifier kits for audiophiles and industrial controller boards for commercial applications
Official distributor stockists for Velleman, Cebek, Smart Electronics and Quasar Electronics. They also have power supplies, inverters, cables, leads, components, connectors,tools, soldering irons, multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes.
Quasar Electronics Limited
PO Box 6935, BISHOPS STORTFORD, Hertfordshire CM23 4WP
UK – England & Wales
A group of test engineers in Thailand who worked in an Electronic factory more than 12 years have started a small business to sell electronic projects and electronic kits worldwide in 2007.
CH012 Transistor Curve Tracer adapter XY Oscilloscopes 2 ranges Bias
Some interesting kits are HHO High Frequency PWM DC Motor Speed Controller 30A, CH018 Cycling Timer 1.5 -180 minutes ON-OFF 12VDC/30A Heavy Duty 110V/240VAC, CH024 ICL8038 Function Generator Sine Triagle Square wave 0.5Hz-100kHz.
5/16 Moo 18 ,Bueng Kham Phroi,Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani 12150, Thailand