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Project Toad  (Arduino Toad)


Yard defense system :: To develop a hardware solution that is low or no maintenance, able to be concealed (inside a rubber toad), detects unwanted yard intruders (namely the neighbour's cat), and reacts to their presence (a blast from the hose).


Screen Shots:

The following screen shots show the software or hardware developed for this project, in action;
Complete electronics package.
Electronics package
Toad's 24v AC electronic components.
24v electronics
Toad's 5v DC electronic components.
5v electronics
Toad's computer, the Arduino Mini04.
Arduino Mini04
Arduino Mini04 with solderless wiring.
Arduino connectivity
LED eyes will be inserted into the head.
LED eyes, overlay
PIR will be insterted into the chest.
PIR heart, overlay
Complete system including Toad (dinosaur).
Complete Toad system


The following code (source, binaries, patches, etc) have been developed or mirrored for this project;


This project was initiated on Sunday, the 3rd of October 2010. Its last recorded activity stamp is Sunday, the 29th of April 2012.