Here are Picture of these Units that were Built!

I Totally lost track, but I know there have been over a thousand of these detectors built,
as of 2008, And I will show more Pictures as I recieve them!

All Persons Comments will be posted, Even if they are negative in nature. I am not here to sell this detector, But Just trying to offer a good project to those persons that are interested.

Lots of guys tell me they will send Pictures, but the actual pictures I have recieved is MUCH Less than 0.1%.


Newest Submissions are at the TOP Below, The older ones are at the Bottom of the page.

Most of the Pictures I have Recieved As of: "July 31, 2017" {Sorry, Some of the earlier pictures were Lost in a Computer Crash awhile ago.}

David's, Metal Detector,   in New Hampshire, USA. David said its working well.

James, Metal Detector,   in Pa, USA. James put it into an older detector case and it Looks Pretty Good. He says it works now, But he still needs to make a Proper Coil for it. Thanks for the Pictures James and I hope for some Updates when you get a proper coil made.

William's, (Bill) Metal Detector,   in Pearland, Texas. He had a few problems with the PCB and I Repaired it for him. Bill says it works good now and it happy with the detectors Sensitivity. Thanks for the Pictures Bill.

Kayla's, Metal Detector on a Robot,   at the College of Engineering in Illinois. This picture is at the Start of this Project, However the Completed Project was built by Numerous other persons, all working together. Kayla's job was to get the Metal Detector working.

Video of this Completed Robot in operation, Showing its Ability to pick up Objects.

Video of Kayla's Metal Detector in Operation on this Robot, Overall, Everyone were VERY PLEASED with the Results. Thanks for the Pictures and GOOD WORK to Kayla and all the other Persons involved in this project.

Josh's, Metal Nail Detector,   in Texas.I Custom Built this Detector for Josh so he could detect NAILS in Lumber before Cutting or attempting to Plane it. It is powered by a 110vAC Wall adapter, so n batteries. Josh gas tried Many other Detectors, But still getting damaged saw blades, etc from Missing Nails in the Lumber. I just recieved feedback from Josh, and he says it works Fantastic. He is now planning on getting a Second one. Thanks for the Feedback.

Anibal's, Metal Detector,   in Uruguay. Anibal built this detector a few years ago, but just sent me these pictures now. He is Searching for Gold Coins and other stuff in old ruins. Thanks for the Pictures and good luck on your hunting.

Juan's, Metal Detector,   in Chile. I had a bit of a Language transulation problem and Juan had a few problems with getting it working,
but we worked it all out. Juan says: It is working now and Quite Sensitive. UPDATED: Juan has sent some additional Pictures and Comments. Juan says: "After One hour on the beach at "La Serena in Chile" here are the items I found with the detector". "I am VERY HAPPY with its Sensitivity".

Thanks Juan for the ADDITIONAL Pictures and Feedback.

Faraz, Metal Detector,   in Canada. QUOTE: I have the charger for the batteries and also a voltmeter circuit that I made without a board that shows whether or not the voltage has dropped below 12V. The sensitivity is very good and the detection depth is almost a foot for a ring sized metal object and of course deeper for larger. I also have the 1000Hz switch, which gives an extra one to two inches of depth sensitivity; good to have as an option for fine pointing. Thank you again for all your help and of course the great circuit design!

Thanks Faraz for the Pictures and your Comment. Nice Unit!

Pete, Another Metal Detector,   in England. QUOTE: Here is a pic of the Pulse 1 with a new control box. Gone is the plastic see through lunch box and now has a single cable from coil to box as per. It can detect a 1 pence decimal penny on end at 9" in earth. The pulse 2 I also built has no problem down to 14" for same on boost mode. Used the small meter as supplied, Better and less adjustment than the larger meter for my daughter to use. THANKS Pete, for the Picture and Comments.

Ron's Latest Metal Detector"   in NJ, USA. This is the second Metal Detector that Ron has made. Ron's built his First detector in Sept of 2010, But it was distroyed in "Hurricane Sandy". This time he bought a coil from me this time, but he sent me a Picture of the Coil Jig he made when he built his first detector in 2002.

I took the detector out for the first time last week and I thought it worked well. I found a US quarter at about 7 inches and lots old beer caps, nails, and an old hammer head. The place I was searching at was where an old house once stood. I built my detector using the handle and armrest from an old broken bounty hunter metal detector, a 3/4" piece of thick wall PVC tubing, and a 6x4x2 box from Radio Shack. I mounted the coil between 2 pieces of thin plywood and used all plastic hardware. I made a battery pouch, which I wear on my belt. With a small length of wire from the battery, I connect it to the detector box.

Thanks Ron for the Pictures and you did a VERY NICE JOB on building it.

Rino's Metal Detector Creation"   in NB, Canada. I built and assembled the case and all the components in it for Rino. Rino built the Color-full Coil and did all the Final Assembly. Rino says he will supply info on his test results when the weather impoves in his province NICE JOB Rino.

Pete's Latest Metal Detector Creation"   in England. Pete supplied his own meters on both these detectors. He says his Assembly time on this Detector was 2 Days. VERY NICE JOB Pete.

Pete's Metal Detector"   in England. Pete had a few problems getting it to work, but after Numerous Emails to me for help, the detector is now working good. He has not had time yet to do much searching with it yet. And now he plans to build another one for a friend of his. Update: Pete says he Found 8 new coins in the back garden today not detected by my Garrett 250, Here are the Pictures he sent me and I hope he will update me more on all this later.

Dave's Metal Detector"   in Charleston, Sc, USA. Dave initally had a few problems getting it to work, but the detector is now working good. So far he has just found a few coins, but hopes for Better stuff. Here are some Pictures he sent me. THANKS Dave.

Mike's Metal Detector"   in Texas, USA. Mike origionally bought my detector kit in Nov, 2012. (His Previous Pictures and Comments are Below.) Now he bought two more kits in March of 2013. Here are Pictures of one of these he built from his second purchase. THANKS Mike.

Dave's Metal Detector"   in Australia. Dave's Comments: Gary, Greetings... Attached are some pics of the finished detector. It is a beaut machine. Very happy with the results so far. No "treasure" found but plenty of trash and a few coins. This detector is more sensitive to small items than I thought it would be. Have found tiny fish hooks on the beach and will detect coins down to 8+ inches. I made some small mods like putting a bigger knob on the beep pot so I can use it as a thumb wheel for adjustments on the go. I also soldered the microphone cable directly to the coil and used a mic connection on the other end so I could run a ground connection to the shield of the wire and, if necessary, to a shield on the coil. It appears that no shielded is necessary. I used an old plastic plate as a coil bottom and just covered the top with plastic. The power supply is a small 12v battery I have on my waist to reduce weight. Excellant machine. Thanks Dave - Australia. Nice Work Dave, And THANKS for the PICTURES AND COMMENTS.........Happy Hunting Gary

Mike's Metal Detector"   in Texas, USA. Mike's Comments: Hi Gary! Mostly finished my detector today and thought I would send you some pics! This has been a very cool project and it really got me thinking ahead of time how to lay it out and where to put things. As I went some of my plans changed too. Very well designed board and I really liked the test points! The test points gave me a lot of confidence before proceeding that I built the board right. I bought some 1" fiberglass tube for the basic frame and fiberglassed the handle on and then ran my wires through the handle so that I had the board and major connections in one box and the meter and controls in another box on top of the handle. As you can see it turned out awesome! Still have some mods to do with a shielded cable and cutting some handle bolts off but about 95 percent done. I thought about the coil every time I worked on the board and it was one of my biggest concerns as to how to mount it, wire it, etc. In the end I decided to fiberglass it and embed the supports on top of a 1/8" luan disk I made to fit inside the wire circle. I built up the insertion point for the fitting connection with hot glue initially then fiberglassed over it, and finished it off with some epoxy. Even wrote my name in between coats of fiberglass. Not sure about the exact weight but I think it to be light, maybe 16 oz tops. After doing it about the only thing I might do different is to not use the fitting and fiberglass the entire wire inside the coil so that it would be waterproof up to the first box. That and using some really cool special wood like walnut or zebra for the insert since the fiberglass dries so clear. I used a 2.1mm DC jack to provide power from a rechargeable 12v alarm system style battery that I can carry around in a backpack for some extended time in the field. Will say that I thought seriously about that fiberglass tube and how neat it would be to use it for 8 AA batteries end to end inside the tube! After finishing it today I went out to the back yard and among a few other things I found two aluminum cans that had been buried in the dirtwork when we built our house 7 years ago. When I dug them up they were about 15 inches deep and the signal was still crazy strong! In air I am getting about 20 inches or so on a pop can and about 8 inches on a coin. Anyway, great project and thank you for sharing it! Looking forward to building another soon as I get my workbench cleaned up and back in order! Mike in Texas THANKS MIKE.

Ed's Metal Detector"   in Richmond Virginia, USA. Ed says it works really well, "good strong reading with a Soda can at 20 inches in Air". Ed used 1 1/2 inch PVC water pipe, a 1.5 A/H battery in the Control box, Frisbee for the coil base and Green Paint Ed is now considering ordering another detector, so both him and his Grandson can search together. THANKS Ed. Roland's Metal Detector"   in California, USA. Roland is still working on making his 4 Foot Coil, But sent me these 2 Pictures for a start. His intentions are to find Meteorites and pull this Large Coil behind his vehicle. So Far, it is LOOKING GOOD, THANKS Roland.

Steve's Metal Detector"   in the UK. Steve's Comments: Hi Gary, Well its all built tried and tested and works well went on the beach Saturday for a couple of hours, and to try it out and I found 2 x 1p 1x 2p and lots of trash,, but hey good fun 2 boys (men now) had ago with there detectors (bfo), mine, yours ran circles around them. I can hear a change in tone off a 1p coin at about 9 inches in air. So don`t know how that compares with others that have built your p1.. I would just like to add that without your patience and under standing this would have never been built, and any body thinking about building this pulse induction detector go for it.if you are like me with little knowledge, although I do know which end of the soldering iron to hold I learnt this very early ?????. As I have said Gary is helpful and very patience ......................cheers. THANKS STEVE.

Paul's Metal Detector"   in Calgary, Canada. Paul Bought most of the parts from me but he supplied his own meter. Paul says it works Very Well and he shows some of the Roofing Nails that he found in his back yard. He also said: "it did a great job picking up small staples, Twist Ties and even a few pennies". THANKS PAUL For these Pictures.

Chris's Metal Detector"   in Pa USA. Ted Bought the kit of parts and is making his own coil. These are Just Two Preliminary Pictures, Chris says More are Coming.

Ted's Metal Detector"   in Lawndale California USA. Ted Bought the kit of parts and an 8" coil from me, Quite Awhile Ago. I Forgot to Post his Pictures. Ted seems Quite Happy with the Detector. Sorry I Forgot, But there here now.

John's Metal Detector"   in Arizona, USA. John Bought the kit of parts and an 8" coil from me and says he can detect an Aluminum can at about 18 inches. He said he replaced the TL081's with AD711's. and got a slight improvement in sensitivity. ** I Also tried these AD711 IC's with somewhat Poorer Sensitivity than the TL081's. ** "Definately didn't justify the cost difference". He Also tried a Different fet for Q3, as he initally had poor sensitivity. Sometime Q3 can be a problem, But I Batch test all the 2N3819's, before using them in my kits so they should be good. Update: John has now purchase two 6" coils from me to try to detect Smaller Objects. One for my PI Detector and the other for a Commerical made detector. He was surprized as to how much more sensitive it now is to Smaller stuff. Thanks John, for the Revised pictures and other info.

Randy's Metal Detector"   in the Belview Mi, USA. Randy actually built this detector in 2008, but just sent me these pictures in Dec 2010. Randy uses this detector for Testing Coils that he makes. He says: the better the coil, the better the sensitivity on this detector and presently he is expermenting with "Dual Field" Coils. He has a Cell Phone battery pack and a Built in charger in his detector case. Thanks Randy, for the pictures and other info.

Bill's Metal Detector"   in Telford, PA. Bill made this detector a few years ago, but recently he reversed the battery causing some damage, so he returned it to me for repairs and now its working again. His Previous Picture are "Bill" lower down on this page. Here are some more pictures of it now. Happy Uunting a Thanks Bill.

Stefan's Metal Detector"   in Silicon Valley, California USA. Stefan etched the board himself and built this detector using his own parts. His coil is 34 Turns 20 AWG wire, 5.8" ID & 8.25" OD, Coated in Epoxy and covered with Medium Density 1/8" thick Fiberboard. He says it detects a US, 25 Cent coin at 8 to 10 inches and a Car at about 3 feet. Using his back yard as as test field, he says he is finding dozens of bits of old iron, but No false readings. Now Stefan plans to build another Pulse-1 and a Pulse-2 for his family members to use. Thanks Stefan for the GOOD Pictures and your Comments on the detector.

Vytautas's Metal Detector"   in Prienai, Lithuania. Vytautas built this detector from his own parts, in an attempt to find his Ring that he lost, And the Ring was found! Thanks Vytautas for the GOOD Pictures and glad you got your ring back.

Tony's Metal Detector"   in Portsmouth, England. Diego built his detector from my kit and made a Seperate Recieve/Transmit Coil for it. His large, Transmit coil is 19 turns of 14 strands insulated wire, 20" * 6.5". And the inside Recieve coil is 70 turns of 24 SWG wire, 17" * 4". He is using a 1 Khz frequency and he because of this, he reduced R26 to .047. With this coil, a pulse width is 80 us, delay time of 40 us and recieve time of 80 us, works best. Tony only uses the Audio, No Meter and says: "It gets a positive detection depth of 5.5 to 10" in wet sand for coins and typical wedding rings". (But not for the Small 5 Pence Coin.) (Personally I find my Expanded meter, More Sensitive than the Audio.) He was trying to get the best detection of both Small and Large objects over a 30 inch area, but now is considering a smaller coil also, for Smaller coins and jewerly. Presently he is using Ten, NiMh "D" Batteries, but is now considering using the"AA" ones to reduce weight. Thanks Tony for all the GOOD Pictures and other Info.

Diego's Metal Detector"   in Spain. Diego built his detector from Scratch and made two coils. His 5.2" coil detects a 1 Euro Coin at 10" and a Pop Can at 17". His 9" Coil detects a 1 Euro Coin at 11" and a Pop Can at 18.5". Thanks Diego for finished picture.

Daniel's Metal Detector"   in Bucharest, Romania. Daniel built his detector With a kit from me and says it was Fun to do. He says he is Very Happy with its Sensitivity and will be Field testing it soon. Nice Job, Thanks Daniel for the pictures.

Joe's Metal Detector"   in Indiana, USA. Joe just bought the PCB and Coil from me. He has now Completed the Mechanical assembly. He says he can detect a "Bud" beer can at 22 inches and a US Quarter at 12 Inches. Thanks Joe for the finished pictures. LOOKS GOOD!

Dean's Metal Detector"   in Australia. More Pictures from Dean. He says he can detect a 5mm Screw head at 160mm, But dissapointed in only detecting a Pure, one ounce Gold bar at only 190mm. He is using a Tesla coil. (That might be his problem on that gold bar.) Thanks Dean.

Dean's Metal Detector"   in Australia. Dean says he has not found any gold yet, But numerous other Items. Thanks Dean.

Augustin's Metal Detector"   in Sibiu, Romania. He Made the PCB and bought the parts himself. Nice work.

Fabrizio's New Metal Detector"   in Toscana, Italia. Fabrizio built this Second detector and he did a good job on the coils. The Coil is a Seperate Recieve/Transmit (Tesla Wound) Coil. He says it detects a Small coin at 20cm and a larger can at greater than 50cm. Nice Work.

Ken's Metal Detector"   now in South Sweden. Ken built this detector himself and used IRF740's for the Output. He also used a Factory made coil with 1200uH Inductance and 10 Ohms resistance. He says it works Great, but I think he would do better with Less Inductance, Especially on Small Objects. I'm now waiting for his Country and Pictures of Finished unit, as well as more comments on this coil. Thanks Ken.

Maurice's Metal Detector"   in Canada. Maurice bought Two kit from me, and built one for a typical detector and the other for a Conveyer Belt. Maurices Comments: Here are some pix of my conveyor belt tramp metal detector. (NOTE: The following only applies to his application and with his additional circuitry.) This is a slightly modified version of your pulse 1. I reduced the value of "R26 to 1 k". This allowed sampling without saturating IC 10, right up to the point where D3 and D4 come out of conduction. That increased the sensitivity considerably. I can reliably detect a dime at 12 inches. The output of IC 10 feeds some signal conditioning to look for a pulse that matches the belt speed, and a latch circuit. The coil is 4" x 20" square with 20 turns #22 enameled, came in at 380 uH. Your circuit works great Gary, Nice job on the boards too, thanks a lot and have a great holiday. Maurice.

He made own Rectangular Coil for under the conveyer belt And he also created additional circuits to interface it for his system. Thanks Maurice for your Pictures and Comments.

Sergio's Metal Detector"   in Brazil. Sergio bought the kit from me, Without a coil or meter and built it up without any problems. (He made his own simple coil.) Now Sergio wants another kit to build for a friend of his. He says he detects a Euro Coin at 20 Cm, and a Pop Can at 40 Cm and a Refigerator at 1 Meter. Thanks Sergio for your Pictures and Comments.

Steve's Metal Detector"   in Argentina. He built my detector with his own parts, and after a few problems, he now has it working. Biggest Problem in our discussions was the Language difference. His Picture shows some of his finds. Thanks Steve for all the Pictures.

George's Metal Detector"   in Kitchener, Ontario. George's Comments are: "I built this metal detector from scratch." "I am very impres how simple and powerful is.". Thanks George for the Pictures and Comments.

Bob's Metal Detector"   in Coalville, Wa. Bob built this with all his own parts. His coil is a 8" Tesla wound Coil. He says he can detect a Pop Can at 22 inches and a Canadian Quarter at 11.5 inches. Thanks Bob.

George's Metal Detector"   in Larissa, Greece. George built this with all his own parts. He says he's happy with the results and he sent Lots of Pictures. His Coil is 20 CM Diameter and 47 Turns, 0.5mm wire. Thanks George.

Russell's Metal Detector"   in the UK. Russ bought the Complete Parts kit from me, and he did a Nice Job in making it look good. Russ says he can detect a "5 Pence Coin" at about "10 inches". He is using a 12 Volt, 1.8 A/H Lithium Ion Battery to power it. (Very Light Battery.) Very Good Job, Thanks Russ.

Angelo's Metal Detector"   in Italy. Angelo only bought the PCB and regulator from me. He built this detector a number of years ago and just now sent me these pictures, As he has a problem with its operation that he hasn't been able to solve. (I'll see what I can do for him.) Thanks Angelo.

Graham's Metal Detector"   in Huntington, North Yorkshire, UK. Graham bought the kit of parts from me, but made his own 32 turn coil. Not Sure What diameter coil, (looks Smaller) but 32 turns of 22 SWG wire. He's really happy with the results and says he detects a gold ring at about 7 inches. (I think he should do better, Maybe try making some other coils.) Thanks Graham.

Roy's Metal Detector"   in Beaumont, Tx. Roy bought the 8 inch Coil and kit of parts from me. He's really happy with the results so far, but needs to finish it off. Hopefully he will send more pictures when complete. (The 9 volt battery is just holding it up to take the picture.) Thanks Roy.

Pascal's Metal Detector"   in Atlanta, Ga. Pascal built it all himself, from scratch. He had a few problems at first, but now its working good. Now he's working on a better coil. Thanks Pascil.

George's Metal Detector"   in Romania. George built it all himself, from scratch, and says it works good. Thanks George.

Bill's Metal Detector"   in Telford, PA. Bob commented that he can detect a Pop Can at a minimum of 17". He also said he got best sensitivity with VR1 set at .8 Volts on pin 6 of IC9. A Few Pictures here, but still working to get it properly assembled. Thanks Bill.

Calin's Metal Detector"   in Germany. Calin's Only Comment was "Super Projects". Thanks for the pictures Calin. It Looks Good.

John's Metal Detector"   in Australia. John had a specific box in his possession that he wanted to use, so he redesigned my pcb to fit that box and also used PC mount controls on it. Additionally he used Ni-Cad batterys and he added a simple charging circuit on the PCB. The Pictures John sent, shows his unit and some of his test results. "A Very Professional looking unit John. And Many Thanks for Sharing.

** Unfortunately there are no standard boxes available worldwide, or I would have also designed it this way. And also not everyone wants the same layouts.

Fabrizio's Metal Detector"   in Toscana, Italy. Fabrizio says his detector detects a 5 Eurocent coin at 20 CM. He is now making a new coil for it to try for even better results.

"Vladis Metal Detector"   in France. "And Items Vladis found" Vladis said he built this detector about 3 years ago, but just sent me this picture on "Mar 13, 2008". Vladis also created the Picture with his comments on it. By request, he than sent me a picture of the items he found. I posted these along with his email explaination of it all. Better late than never and It "ALL Looks Very Professional". THANKS Vladis!

Adrian's Metal Detector"   in Kent, UK. Adrian built this detector himself using his own parts. He just bought the Circuit board from me. He used two 6 volt Gel cells in series to get 12 volts as it was Cheaper for him to do this. The Batterys are in a seperate box, Not shown. A Quote, One of his Comments: "Absolutely Bloody Marvellous little design!!, Not only boffo performance but idiot-proof too!! (and boy..... I've tested that aspect to its limit!!!) Adrian also made a very Favourable Comment on the performance of my flat coil design. but there was a lot of swearing as he tried to make it. However he is Very happy with the final results using it. He says, Quote: "I can clearly detect a "Bean Tin" sized aluminum light fitting at over 27 inches". Nice Nice Pictures Adrian.

Plamen's Metal Detector"   in Bulgaria. Plamen built this detector himself, including making his own circuit boards. On One of the circuit boards Plamen used a "TS1117" which is just a Larger Package of the REG1117. Nice Job and Nice Pictures.

Don's Metal Detector"   in Lakewood, Colorado. Don bought the PCB from me, but got the rest of the parts elsewhere to Built this detector. Here are his Comments as in his Email.

From: Don, Sent: September 10, 2006

Hi Gary: Just finished the PI metal detector electronics circuit assembly along with a less than perfect 8 inch test coil. So far am very impressed with the outcome when I know full well that my test coil is not perfect.

Attached are some pictures of the assembly along with pictures of gold and silver items used to test the detector.

First though, I opted to build the detector electronics unit to have a detached power supply that plugs into the circuitry via banana plugs. I also added a DC voltmeter to provide assurance that input voltage from the detached power supply was sufficient and correct. I also added an ear phone plug as an option.

The only issue I have is with the VR2 control to obtain a beep null. The first VR2 I installed was a single turn component and it was very difficult to find a click tone in the range that would be useful (by that I mean just an infinitesimal adjustment would go from a click to a steady shriek). I then purchased a 20 turn VR thinking that would solve the problem. It is improved but still way to sensitive. Any ideas you may have on this will be greatly appreciated. Other than that I am very pleased with the detector and looking forward to experimenting with better wound search coils of various configurations.

** My Note: I have never had this Problem. I think he has an error somewhere.

I'm planning on using a two coil ground cancelling configuration and will probably go for elliptical or rectangular setups.

Here are my results for the test items shown in the photos:

GOLD ITEMS -------------

Gold 1 OZ Australian coin = 12.5 inches flat side and 7.00 inches standing vertical

1/10 OZ U.S. gold coin = 8.0 inches flat side and 2.75 inches standing vertical

3/4 OZ 14K class ring = 10.0 inches

46.1 Gram gold ore sample = 9.5 inches

1.29 Gram nugget = 2.5 inches

1.00 Gram nugget = 2.5 inches

SILVER ITEMS ----------------

5 OZ silver bar = 11.0 inches flat side or 8.50 inches standing vertical

1 OZ silver bar = 10.5 inches flat side or 7.50 inches standing vertical

1883 U.S. silver dollar coin = 10.5 inches flat side or 7.50 inches standing vertical

0.20 OZ silver & turquoise ring = 7.5 inches

ALUMINUM CAN --------------

Slim Fast with ingredients inside = 23.0 inches long dimension or 19.00 top side.

These tests were done with the detector built with the parts as listed in the parts list. I would assume that my unit can be optomized to detect gold nuggets better than this, now that I have pure gold to use for setting it up. And I will be doing so this coming winter.

Thanks, Don

Joe's Metal Detector"   in Hazlehurst, Georgia Joe Built this detector. His comment was it works Good. Joe says he can only get 11 inches on a 25 cent coin. It is housed in a thin wall PVC Pipe. Update: Origionally Joe Built this in July, 2006. Joe now Realized his pictures were lost, so he was good enough to contact me and Replace them on June 16, 2015. And Joe now lives in Donalsonville, Georgia. Thanks Joe

Tinus's Metal Detector"   in Johannesburg, South Africa Tenis Built this detector from Scratch, including the PCB. His comment was he can also detect a coin at 12 inches.

Javier's Metal Detector"   in Cuba Javier Built this detector from Scratch, including the PCB. His comment was it works Good. Javier also said he made some modification on it to better suit his needs.

Gheorghe Daniel's Metal Detector"   in Bucharest, Romania Daniel Built this detector from Scratch, including the PCB.

Geoff's Metal Detector"   in Darwin, Australia I Believe Geoff supplied all his own parts. Geoff says he can detect a Pop Can at 15 inches and a 1.5 gram nugget at about 1.5 inches. Also a Plain Gold Ring at about 9 inches.

Darrel's Metal Detector"   in Texas, USA Darrel Re-designed the PCB to make it Fit a Particular box that he liked. He said he is Sending me More Pictures on a CD

Manu's Metal Detector"   in Topoloveni, Romania Manu built this himself, Including making the PCB. No parts from me. He says he is Very Pleased with it performance. Included is a picture of some artifacts, also a picture of Manu, his brother and a friend.

Steve's Metal Detector"   in Bangor, Maine Just in Assembly Stages. Hopefully More to come.

Darren's Metal Detector and "40 inch Coil"   in Willow Springs, NC Darren Says he is Very Pleased and Surprised how sensitive the unit is with his 40 inch Coil. His Friends are So Impressed that 3 of them now want my detector and his coil. His coil is 40 Inches Square, Wrapped with a Single 12 conductor (20awg Stranded) "Alfa Wire", Connected in series. But he says he only used 11 of the 12 wires. Thanks Darren, this info is Much Appreciated!

Jochen's Metal Detector in Hildesheim, North Germany. Jochen made Many Coils and sent me a lot of pictures. Too many to post here. He Says, Quote: the detector is so good, that I quit plans for the next time to make a Stronger unit.

William's Metal Detector in Geel Belgium. William Says he is Very Pleased and Surprised how sensitive the unit is. Quote: "A 50 Eurocent at 8 inches deep is not a problem". He also says he still has more work to do on the unit. The Picture with the boy is his Son "Tim". William supplied most of the parts himself, including the PCB. He had a few problems, But with my help, he got them solved. The Picture with the boy is his Son "Tim". Nice Job William.

Jaime's Metal Detector in Vallenar, Chile Excellent Job. Picture includes his Two Sons and a Nephew. The Battery Monitor Jaime used was also taken from my projects. Photo taken on the Atacam Desert in Chile, and boys are looking at a possible piece of meteorite in the one picture.

Michael's Metal Detector in Nebraska Picture 1, Michael using his detector. Picture 2, Best Looking Coil Yet. Picture 3, Battery on back of unit. Pictures 4 & 5, His Two possible handle configurations. Picture 6, Front View of detector.

Michael's Comments: It detects nails at 15 inches. (Dammit!) A Quarter at 12 inches, A Pop Can at 19 inches and a MiniVan at 3 feet.

Me: A Very Good Job and I Appreciate Both the Pictures and his Comments.

Jeff's Metal Detector in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jeff, 20 y/o made his own circuit board, Very Good Job. He used a battery from a dewalt Drill and made the connector from wood. Jeff had a few setbacks in constructing this, but he is Happy Now. Looks Good Jeff. Thanks for all the pictures, I posted as many as practical.

Uwe's Metal Detector in Germany Built it himself, no parts from me. "Looks GOOD Uwe", Have Fun...Gary.
His Daughter lost a ring in there garden 3 years ago.
With the help of my design he found it. He is Very Happy with the detector.

Brad Hill's Newly Re-done Detector in Australia Brad sent me these pic's yesterday (June 9/04). Box fits on his belt. Brad says he has been busy and still needs to finish it and test it. Coil is DD type and water proof. Test Results to come soon, he hopes.

My First Proto Built with seperate box for the Electronics

My Second Proto This was built with a Digital Meter, and a Frisbee to enclose the coil. Note: This Reverse Handle, For ease of Balance. Additionally This Reverse Handle
"Makes the detector FEEL MUCH LIGHTER".  "I Suggest you TRY IT FOR YOURSELF".

Built by me for my Girlfriend's, Grandkids Again, Note the Reverse Handle, For ease of Balance.

Mike & Gary's Metal Detector in Ca, USA Mike Says, Quote: We were able to detect a quarter at 7-10", a can about 13-15", the Screwdriver in the picture was ringing strongly at about 7" and it was pointing upwards. Thanks for the comments, take care.....Gary

Brad Hill's Metal Detector in Australia Currently Brad's working to get it running on the DD Coil. BRAD: NICE JOB ON MAKING THOSE COILS....Gary.

Wayne's Metal Detector in England Looks Different.

Peter's Metal Detector Another Peter in Slovenia (Part of Ex-Yugoslavia Peter made his own Circuit Board. Says he is very pleased with the detectors performance.

Matti's Metal Detector in Germany Says his unit works Quite Well Under Water.

Gery's Metal Detector in Belgium

Peter's Metal Detector in Wales

Micheal's Metal Detector in Quebec, Canada

More units built by Micheal in Quebec, Canada For his Sons.

Glen's Metal Detector in Denmark

Ron's Metal Detector in Columbia MO, USA

Art's Metal Detector, lives in San Jose, California. He re-designed the board for surface mount parts as well as a few other minor changes. He is Really pleased with it. Says it detects a dime at 7 inches.

Hugues Metal Detector, located in the "Sainte Genevieve des Bois, France"

Dan's Metal Detector In Alberta, Canada Dan says he can detect a 1 ounce gold piece at 3 feet. As you can see, he is using a multimeter instead of an analogue meter.

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