Tweeting Hamster Cage With Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
How to make a Tweeting hamster cage with Raspberry Pi. via instructables
Have you ever wondered what your hamster is doing when you’re asleep or out of the house? Is he throwing wild parties or practising French? Or maybe just running in his wheel?
We wanted to find out for ourselves what our hamster, Martin, was getting up to behind closed doors and so we built him a tweeting hamster cage. Now all of Martin’s friends can keep up with his exercise routine on Twitter and we get to see how far he runs every night!
This is a guide on how to make your own Raspberry Pi/Arduino based tweeting hamster cage, which uploads a photo of the wheel and distance run every time your hamster goes for a spin. It also has the ability to respond to tweets, it can reply with information about the temperature/humidity in the cage as well as being able to dispense treats on command.
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