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Metal Detectors Answered

Hey I wanna get into metal detecting, just for fun. I have about a 200-250 budget. I was looking at the Garret 250, but I really don't know what to get. Does anyone here have a recommendation, or something? ,Dano

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i want to make a metal detector using tda0161, when the detector detects the metal from a specific distance the buzzer sounds but as the metal comes near and near the buzzer sound increases!!

so anyone guide me for this

wow, that was the first site I found when I went searching a while ago, lol

Well go to the store and look at them.

. Judging by the responses here, I'd find a site dedicated to prospecting/detecting/etc and ask there.

Someone should make an Instructable on how to make a medal detector. I would love to see it!

ask for a metal detector for your birthday or Christmas, it always works for me. :)

. When I was in my early teens, I built a metal detector that would find US quarter sized objects 2-4" underground. Don't remember any details, but it was just a coil of wire that would balance/unbalance some sort of bridge that would change how fast the speaker clicked. With a bit of care in the construction and modern circuits/components, you should be able to make your own "beginner's model" quality detector for less than $100 US - maybe less than 50. . With a little planning you may be able to build something that you can add discriminators/etc to as your abilities grow.

Hmmm. I've got an old TAB book about building your own metal detectors from scratch... Might make a good instructable....

yeah but I wanna get something thats like turn on and go, also waterproof so I can go in shallow river and stuff. Thanks for the idea though.