I live in an old, less-than-airtight house not far from the Colorado foothills, and sometimes doors and windows get left open. Mostly this isn’t a problem, as long as you don’t mind the occasional wolf spider, but sometimes (and this is one of those times) there are mice.
Mice are cute, but they’re also disgusting, noisy little disease vectors who steal my popcorn and run all over the counters being gross at three in the morning, so I bought some traps.
As it happens, I also just got an Adafruit IO beta account, and I was curious how hard it’d be to automatically log some concrete data about my mouse problem. Despite a few hiccups, it turns out to work pretty well.
This was a fun project, and the guide + undeniably silly code will likely see some updates as I develop it further. Enjoy!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.