Back

Project Details

CANNY

Detecting landmines using a water jerry can and an Arduino processor

By BIBAK

Project URL: www.bibak.org/

  • Health

There are many millions of active landmines affecting the lives of 1.5 billion people across the world.

Using off-the-shelf components and an Arduino microprocessor, CANNY is turning a commonly found water jerry can into a landmine detection tool. Its modular pod of sensors has a metal detector, a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and a sensor for vapours from explosives. This unique combination ensures detection of metal, plastic and even wooden landmines.

It also contains:

  • a cartridge to mark the location of detected landmines

  • a first aid kit

  • water to fight a top challenge of de-miners – dehydration.

CANNY is designed to be attached onto a variety of different mediums, depending on the context.

Bibak started a pilot of CANNY in 2015 in Afghanistan.

Last updated: 10th of September, 2015

Cookies on the Social Tech Guide

Social Tech Guide uses cookies to provide you with an enhanced user experience. To remove this message, please click continue.

Continue Learn more