Making a homemade metal detector is definitely not an easy project, but there are designs and kits to help make one for those inclined.
Basically all a metal detector consists of is an electronic box and battery case on one end with a brace or handle for the operator’s arm. An insulated wire wraps around a telescoping shaft and into a round plastic disk called the coil. This disk comes off the shaft at an angle which allows it to be held parallel to the floor.
Building a detector raises a lot of issues, especially for someone without a lot of practical knowledge of building electrical devices. The knowledge is all over the internet and many people have done so successfully but actually getting a homemade metal detector to work is a challenge. Can you build your own homemade metal detector? Yes. It isn’t impossible but the question should be asked whether is it worth your time and can your do it cheaper or better than what is on the market. If you are thinking of such a project, take some time to just learn more of the basics about how a metal detector works and be ready for the challenge of making a homemade metal detector!
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