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03-30-2014, 12:41 PM
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This link comes courtesy of Sven Treasure Linx. It includes terrific, detailed instructions on how to purchase a kit and build your own PI beach detector...for around $60 or $70!!!

http://www.adrianandgenese.com/blogger/2...a-diy-kit/

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03-31-2014, 04:26 PM
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Just placed my order for the kit. Electric Frankenstein awaitsBandit

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03-31-2014, 04:49 PM
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(03-31-2014 04:26 PM)devilpookie Wrote:  Just placed my order for the kit. Electric Frankenstein awaitsBandit

Good luck to you! I would love to try it, but, my patience (and soldering skills) are a bit limited Tongue Please...

Keep us updated with pics, videos, posts, and most importantly, let us know how that baby works on the beach!

I can't WAIT to see the finished product Happy

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03-31-2014, 06:40 PM
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Looks way to complicated for me. How much for a built one?

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03-31-2014, 08:17 PM
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(03-31-2014 06:40 PM)PittsburghWill Wrote:  Looks way to complicated for me.  How much for a built one?

I don't build the Surf's. The Surfmaster PI is the easiest beginner PI detector to build. Performance is identical to White's Surfmaster.
Good thing about it you really don't need a oscilloscope to calibrate it.
The website posted above, is not mine but, of another's who has some good info about building it. So I suggested it as a site to visit.

Full details can be found on the Geotech Forum.
http://www.geotech1.com/forums/search.ph...hid=144585

The PCB or with a parts kit can be purchased from Silverdog
http://www.silverdog.co.uk/shop/index.ph...ry&path=36

Plenty of videos of this build on You Tube
https://www.google.com/search?q=surfmast...PI&tbm=vid

You are basically building the White's Original Surfmaster PI. White's considered the design obsolete and graciously released the schematics thru Carl Moreland who put it on to the Geotech Forum for those to build or experiment with. Carl is the owner of the Geotech Forum.

For those that don't know Carl
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carl-moreland/8/481/4b5

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10-20-2014, 09:27 PM
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Has anyone tried this yet I see they have the kits already soldered on eBay now. I watched a YouTube video seems cool.

others have done it before me so can I
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10-30-2014, 08:01 AM
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I do offer PCB and parts kits now and then to build my Mirage PI. Or a complete kit so to speak. Since I get requests all the time. But, they are not really a good first timer project unless you have the necessary equipment and pay attention to what you are doing.


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The Surfmaster PI from Silverdog is still the easiest beginner PI to build, winter is coming up, would make a good project.

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11-01-2014, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the post.  I'm gonna look into building one.

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03-11-2015, 09:17 AM
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Anyone interested in building their own PI?
Namely the Crossbow Classic PI, its a deep machine period.
Mostly for  coin, larger gold and silver jewelry, relic hoard machine.
Was not designed to find small gold or small gold nuggets, not a prospecting PI.
Designed by George Overton based on Carl Morelands Hammerhead PI platform. Co-authors of the book  Inside the Metal Detector.
12 Cossbow units were originally custom built by George.

Google Crossbow Classic PI for more info.

I was personally given the PCB and schematics from George to build this machine. A few of us took on this project and the first has been built and working.

A few more guys want to build the Crossbow, so I am doing a one time batch order for some more PCB's. If anyone else is interested, you must prepay and deadline to order is March 15th.

Current PCB's are Rev.C 2015 thanks to George, that fixes a solder trace error of Rev B 2011.

PCB's $13.00 each
Shipping up to 4 PCB's in one packet:
To USA $8.50  Europe $11.00
US FUNDS, Paypal Gift Option

I do have a sub-forum set up for us building the Crossbow, that covers the build with all build info and we're posting a step by step build guide.
   



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03-12-2015, 08:52 AM
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(10-30-2014 08:01 AM)Sven TreasureLinx Wrote:  "and pay attention to what you are doing."


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