This kit contains everything required to build a working muon detector. All the surface mount components have been assembled. Only the through hole components require soldering and the detector requires assembly.
The detector element is a scintillator with a silicon photomultiplier optically coupled to the BC-412 scintillator material using the supplied optical coupling grease. The scintillator is supplied polished and tapped ready for assembly.
There are three printed circuit boards: SiPM, SD card reader and mother board. An Ardunio Nano is supplied as the Analogue to Digital converter and serves to display the count rate, save the counts to the SD card as a CSV file and communicate with its host via USB. The detector is powered by a USB-mini connector.
There is extensive documentation; scientific and construction detail available as a download and a series of YouTube videos explaining the construction process in detail. These are available via the Cosmic Watch website http://www.cosmicwatch.lns.mit.edu/
For ongoing support there is a forum - https://groups.io/g/muondetector/messages where discussion, questions and ideas can be shared.