Dog Detection System

By Axel Dittmann

After discovering his dog raiding the garbage, Axel decided it was time to rig up a warning system– ensuring it never happens again. He built a motion detecting system that sets off an alarm when the dog enters the room.

He used PIR sensor to detect when the dog enters the room. For wireless communication, Axel used two XBees paired with an Arduino Leonardo and an Arduino Yun. He configured the XBees using the new XCTU (pictured below).

With this system in place, Axel can rest easy knowing he’ll get a warning before his dog can cause any more trouble.

Click here to check out Axel’s full blog post that includes a video of the alarm going off.

Tags: Arduino XBee