Human Detector Using Arduino and Bit of Wire

A project log for Little Friend

This companion robot, 9000 farads of super capacitance, spends less than eight minutes feeding--then 75 minutes or more she can be a buddy.

Mike RigsbyMike Rigsby 05/25/2016 at 00:302 Comments

I read about Connornishijima and the twisted bit of wire "human detection." I tried it with four inches of twisted wire and a bit of code (see antenna test for this project) and a battery powered Arduino. It seems to work well (though without directional capability), so I may use it on Mato when I sort out the power consumption and speech issues.


Mike Rigsby wrote 05/25/2016 at 13:33 point

Thanks for sharing your discovery! It works very well on a stationary platform--I hope to try it on a moving robot today. I'll call it the "Connor Nishijima Effect"--maybe you'll become famous :)

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Lixie Labs wrote 05/25/2016 at 03:56 point

Sweet! I'm glad it works for you, and thanks for the attribution. :) If you ever want any feedback on this project for anything I'd be glad to help.

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