In 2013, a kit especially designed for classroom-use based on Timepix was put on the market. The kit consists of a user-friendly particle detector that can detect ionizing radiation in real time. The students can then observe the particles arriving on the detector on a computer screen. The ability to visually distinguish the signal of alpha, beta and gamma particles and the video-style frame-rate makes it a compelling demonstration tool for educators teching about radiation. Students also learn about computer-aided data analysis by using the USB-based read-out system.
In the video below, Michael Campbell, Spokesperson for the Medipix Collaborations, describes how the Timepix chip can be a valuable tool in education for learning about radiation.