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Pets are awesome, so I decided to make a IoT dog bowl that can send me texts, push notifications, and post to twitter. It notifies me whether my dog ate his food, his bowl just got refilled or the water tank is empty. Now this isn't just for dogs its for any creature that could use a drink. Without further talk lets start!
You will need:
- Foil Tape - I like this stuff because it sticks incredibly well
- 1x Fountain Pump - Dont get a pump over 400gph + you will need some tubing
- 1x extension cord (you will need the plugs) - this one is nice because you can order a 1ft peice
- Some Wires
- A dogbowl
- Some skill
Picture 1 - Connect RGB Led
Picture 2 - Connect Sensors
Picture 3 - Connect Relay
Picture 4 + 5 - Attach screws to connect to dog bowl
Picture 6 - Stick 2 strips of foil tape to the side
Picture 7 - connect a wire to each strip (because only one side of the tape is conductive i used the tape to hold the wires)
Pictures 8 + 9 + 10 - Screw on your IR sensor until its tight then face it to the food bowl
Picture 11 + 12 - Connect the bucket/tank wires to the tape
Pictures 13 +14 +15+ 16+ 17 If your pump has a adjustable flow rate turn it to the min then put it in your tank and fill the tank up (due to siphoning you might want to put the bowl higher then the tank and add a check valve)
Picture 18 - Duck tape your tubing to the bowl with NON-TOXIC ductape
Coding the linkit one
Visit my site http://www.funguypro.tk for the code and to set up Blynk add the (email, twitter, and push items)
Make your in-line-relay-switch and plug it into a GROUNDED - SURGE-PROTECTED - outlet.
Here is a schematic for the switch.
Have all hands off everything and turn it on (bum-bum-baa).
If it looks good (ex no smoke or sparks) then you should be good to go.
Turn everything on the linkit one should soon connect to Blynk and if the bowl is empty start to fill it up.
I hope to like this project and vote for it also please feel free to share it.