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April 24, 2015 AT 4:00 pm

Make A Texting Pet Food Dish #AdafruitWeekendProject

Receive an SMS text message when your pet food dish is empty with this Adafruit SMS Texting Pet Food Dish tutorial!

Is checking and filling your pet food dish a constant daily chore? Have you ever wished you could be notified on your phone when the dish is empty? With this project you’ll learn how to build a pet food dish that does exactly that by sending an SMS text message when the dish is empty! This is way better than giving your pet a smartphone: our cat MOSFET ran up a huge texting bill and then refused to pay it.

This project is a great example of using an Arduino, CC3000 Wi-Fi module, and the Amazon Simple Notification Service to send notifications such as text messages. You can even use the knowledge and code from this project to add notification capabilities to your own Arduino projects!

Before you begin it will be helpful to review these guides for more background:
Adafruit CC3000 WiFi
IR Sensor
WiFi Candy Bowl Monitor (this SMS pet food dish project uses the same electronics as the candy bowl monitor project)

Full tutorial


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