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8 Posts authored by: dubbie
I tried the GridEye sensor outside last night where the temperature dropped to about 10 C, which is actually better for detecting the cats as they would stand out more from the background ambient temperature. I did have to make a few tweaks to the settings and the training data set for the Artificial Neural Network as all my previous testing had been done inside where the temperature is about 20 C.   Regretfully, no cats were detected last night after several hours of sensing. I think it m ...
There's not much time left before the end of the Remote Monitoring and Control Project14 competition so I'm rushing to get finished, or at least, nearer to finishing. I have combined the two Arduino programmes I have been working with; one from the GridEye sensor and one for an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) into a single working programme. It is a bit of a bodge in places as I didn't want to spend too much time on good solutions if it wasn't going to work. The main problem I have had is to con ...
As I am having trouble processing and interpreting the data obtained from the GridEye sensor when trying to detect a cat I decided I needed some artificial Intelligence to help me as all my intelligence is worn out. There is a programme for Arduino that implements an Artificial Neural Network, hopefully still available as shown below.   /****************************************************************** * ArduinoANN - An artificial neural network for the Arduino * All basic settings can ...
The GridEye sensor is working so now I have to work out how to recognise when a cat comes along (or a dog or a fox). To help with my own understanding of what the GridEye sensor data will look like I have set up a simple experiment of the GridEye and a boiled kettle of water in an otherwise unobstructed area, but inside the house. I have changed the data displayed so that only temperature values higher than the average are displayed with anything else just being blanks. This is to help 'see' onl ...
I have now make the I2C connections between the GridEye sensor and the Nano. The specific GridEye sensor that I purchased did not seem to have any accompanying documentation, although it was claimed there was some on the suppliers website but I could not find it. So, I decided that as it was a breakout board that most simple GridEye breakout boards would be pretty much the same so I used the Adafruit documentation and library.   There was one problem in that the GridEye is a 3.3V device bu ...
Remote Monitoring & Control Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win up to a $200 Shopping Cart of Product! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Having collected together all the parts I thought I needed to get started with my CatDogFoxBot Project14 effort for Remote Sensing and Control I happily sat down for a couple of hours using TinkerCAD to design some 3D printed parts to hold everything together. So far I hav ...
Remote Monitoring & Control Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win up to a $200 Shopping Cart of Product! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Now that the Remote Monitoring and Control Project14 Challenge has started I have gathered together some of the components and PCBs that I am thinking of using, following on from my initial ideas (CatDogFoxBot #1 : My Initial Idea). The Grideye module was ordered and has a ...
There are lots of good competitions and stuff going on at the moment and I am torn between which one or ones to get involved with. However, the Remote Monitoring and Control Project14 challenge is one I have been considering for some time. I am blessed (or plagued) in my back garden by wandering cats and the occasional fox and I thought I would like to make something that would detect how often a cat (or other small animal) actually passes by. I have also been interested in the GridEye thermal a ...