Want a quick and easy EMF reader? All you need is an amplifier and a microphone. The mic will pick up the electromagnetic noise from around you and the amplifier will turn it into something audible.
Obviously this isn't a precise way of measuring, but if you're lacking a gauss meter, or just want to cheaply investigate the EMF in your home, this is a fun solution.
Step 1: Putting It Together
I used a suction cup telephone mic [generally used to record telephone calls] and a battery powered mini amp I picked up from Radio Shack.
Plug the mic into the input jack of the amp.