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Detecting landmines using a water jerry can and an Arduino processor


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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

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