Having recently entered the world of Arduino I am seeking to make, as my first project, a ball that will sense my dogs approach and roll away.
I can handle the rolling part but I have been unable to find a sensor that will work when fully embedded in the ball (so the dog cannot bite or swallow it). This means no ultrasound or infra red or normal proximity sensor will do.
My best bet - an inductive proximity sensor (with a metal object attached to dog's collar) is only effective at a maximum distance of 8 cm and that is far too little. I need something that activates at say 1 foot.
Any ideas anyone?