The first idea for the construction of a Kamiokanne developed at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 1997 Experimental particle  physicists responsible for teachers training and education had the idea to demonstrate particle physics, the physics of cosmic radiation and the cherenkov effect to their students, high school teachers and the general public. The cherenkov effect is used in the  Kamiokande experiment in the Kamioka mine in Japan to detect neutrinos and other particles from outer space. The Kamiokande  experiment discovered the oscillation of neutrinos in 1998, for which they were awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 2002. In  association to this Kamiokande experiment, the little version using a coffee pot instead of a huge water tank was named “Kamiokanne”  (German for Kamio-can). In the old days, the equipment was recycled from the dis-assembled particle physics experiments CDHS at  CERN. They were still functioning and could be used for that purpose. The first version of the Kamiokanne was used for demonstration  purposes, for teachers courses and for advanced laboratory courses in physics education at several German universities. Since 2007, a working group at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen developed a new, improved version of the Kamiokanne based on  the experience from the first version. The readout electronics was upgraded and now uses modern electronics components. The  created data get stored on a USB memory stick and can be processed further with a usual PC or laptop. The new version of the  Kamiokanne is used by the German-wide particle physics network and will soon be commerically available from PHYWE Systeme  GmbH & Ko KG.  The following people were involved in this project:  Dr. Sascha Schmeling, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, now at CERN  Prof. Dr. Günter Quast,  Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, now at KIT Karlsruhe  Prof. Dr. Christian Zeitniz,  Bergische Universität Wuppertal Prof. Dr. Thomas Trefzger,  Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, now at Universität Würzburg  Dr. Frank Fiedler,  Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz  Martin Klein,  Kosmische Myonen: Schulversuche zur Höhenstrahlung, Staatsexamensarbeit, Universität Mainz, 2000  Matthias Fuidl,   Kosmische Myonen in Schulversuchen, Staatsexamensarbeit, Universität Mainz, 2003  Dania Burak,   Nachweis kosmischer Myonen mittels Wasser-Cherenkov-Zähler, Staatsexamensarbeit,  Karlsruhe, 2007 Johannes Agricola, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  Priv.Doz. Dr. Jörn Große-Knetter,   Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  Fabian Kohn,   Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  Dr. Kevin Kröninger,   Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  Prof. Dr. Arnulf Quadt,  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  Dr. Jens Weingarten,   Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  Christian Söder, Vorbereitung und Aufbau eines FP-Versuchs für den Bachelorstudiengang Physik zum Nachweis kosmischer Strahlung mit Cherenkovdetektoren, July 2008, II.Physik-UniGö-  Staatsex-2008/01 (.pdf)  Hans Weger, Calibration of a photomultiplier tube for the detection of cosmic myons using the Cherenkov-  Effect, July 2009, II.Physik-UniGö-Bach-2009/08 (.pdf)  Tristan Koppe, Improvement of the readout electronics of photomultipliers for the Bachelor lab experiment  E4 (Kamiokanne), July 2009, II.Physik-UniGö-Bach2009/01 (.pdf)  Jens Dietert, Construction of a mobile detector system for measurements of cosmic muons, July 2010, II.Physik-UniGö-Bach2010/04 (.pdf)  Maike Jekel,  Development of a concept for the Kamiokanne experiment, July 2011, II.Physik-UniGö-BSc-  2011/12 (.pdf) School and project reports can be listed here (please send us your reports via Email):  In cooperation with the Netzwerk Teilchenwelt, (Prof. Dr. Michael Kobel, Mike Walter, Anne Glück, Carolin Schwerdt)  and the PHYWE Systeme GmbH & Co KG (Dr. Ludolf von Alvensleben, Dr. Markus Grumann)