I'm trying to detect muons. I have two big scintillators, roughly 2900 cm^2 surface area. We also have sensitive PMTs and oscilloscopes. Right now, we are just trying to pick up a signal that a muon passed through, but there is too much noise and we have not had any consitency. I guess my main question is, do you need a circuit board such as the Quarknet DAQ board to process the data in order to be able to see the significant signal? Or can it be read off the oscilloscope just fine? The answer so that question will help me know if the problem is with the setup or the problem is that I actually need the DAQ board to see the signal.