So a couple of years ago I started a project to build my own pi metal detector. I bought a silverdog surf 1.2 pi kit and had every intention to complete it!
Well unfortunately my soldering and electrical skills back the. Were near non existent and so the project got stuffed into a box and forgotten about.
Today though I found it whilst emptying one of our moving boxes. I have been wanting to get a pi detector for a while now so I can start beach detecting again but cash is a bit tight right now so buying a detector is out of the question.
The though that maybe I could revive the project and save myself a few quid crossed my mind and I set about resoldering all the connections and rolling a temporary coil, batteries were added and I tried firing it into life.
It works! The beast is alive. I was so buzzing I have made a short video to show it off. Hope you enjoy it and I will update when I build the full coil and housings