Roll Your Own Radar Gun With This Low-Cost Coffee Can Build

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 19th, 2012

This informative guide both explains the principles of radar-based speed measurement and shows you how to build a radar gun/radar imager using coffee cans and electronics parts.

This multi-purpose build will help you do everything from measure the speed of moving objects to generating topographical images. Hit up the link below to read more.

Build a Small Radar System [MIT Open Courseware via MAKE]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/19/12
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