Project Floofball: An Iot Hamster Wheel
About the project
An IoT Hamsterwheel made using a Raspberry Pi and a magnetic door sensor, to see how far my hamster runs.
Estimated time: 1 week
Items used in this project
The final project is an IoT hamster wheel made with a Raspberry Pi, that tracks my hamster's runs in his wheel.
Full project video below:Full project video.
I used a magnetic door sensor to track the turning of the hamster wheel, not only because it's very easy, but it also wouldn't hurt or kill my hamster.Magnetic door sensor
A first working test version, attached to an old hamster wheel.A first working test version, attached to an old hamster-wheel.
All attached to the real hamster wheel in Harold's cage, ready for a test run!Test setup.
Harold testing his IoT wheel, he seems to like it :)
A lasercut box in progress, to hide all the wires and hold the LCD screen.
A summary of all the data collected so far. As you can see, it's not always very accurate, the sensor got stuck a number of times, creating records of +40km a day, but overall it's pretty neat!The data collected by the IoT hamsterwheel.