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July 10, 2015 AT 1:00 pm

Cat Wheel Activity Tracker On Strava #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Kevin Jordan modified his cat’s exercise wheel to track the activity and send it to Strava with Raspberry Pi. via idreamincode

My wheel from OneFastCat needed something. I wanted my cat to be able to compete on Strava with other cats but there was nothing available. Strava is a website and mobile app used to track athletic activity via GPS.

So, I made this system.

It is a breakbeam sensor connected with a Raspberry Pi computer. A fin on the outside of the wheel breaks the path of the sensor. Each rotation is mapped into a GPS location in the real world, moving 3.5 meters per rotation. After 100 seconds of no activity, the Raspberry Pi automatically upload’s to Toonces’ Strava page. The system resets automatically for the next wheel run.

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