Ever think about making an Arduino Fitbit? What about a PetBit – you know, an Arduino Fitbit for a hamster?
Speaking of hamsters…
Who doesn’t have a memory tucked away somewhere of a hamster going round ‘n round? And where are your records of that rotating? What, you mean you didn’t record it?! How do you know if your hamster set a PR or not?
Maybe you could have used PetBit – an odometer for a hamster wheel using an ESP8266.
Christopher Cooper, a member of Programming Electronics Academy, created PetBit for his niece and as a project to try out some new programming skills.
Checkout PetBit below and read Christopher’s great post on this project – I think you’ll be impressed!
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.