PiPurr remote cat interaction server

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 in Android, open source, R-Pi, sensors, surveillance by the machinegeek

When the cats away, the mice will play. But…. what’s the cat doing when YOU’RE away? That question led Tris of CantHack, a group of geeks from Canterbury, UK, to develop PiPurr. Tris explains, “PiPurr is a simple client-server solution. The server runs on a Raspberry Pi, for low power consumption and provides the functionality – capturing images, dispensing treats, making sounds play from the speakers, etc., and clients connect to this over HTTP and request those actions. The server is implemented as a small Python web server, using HTTPServer that, instead of serving static files from a directory, exposes a small number of URIs that correspond to those actions. This means that all that is required to access it is a browser.”

You can read more on this project and find links to the source code at CantHack’s PiPurr page. There is also an Android client app to monitor cat activities from you mobile device.

Tris notes that he plans to talk about this project at BarCamp Canterbury on the 27th April 2013 if you would like to find out more.

Via CantHack.

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2 Responses to “PiPurr remote cat interaction server”

  1. chris says:

    cool, looking to do something similar

  2. eLLi says:

    Cats love physical interaction, too.
    How about building a small boxing robot or similar?
    Anyway, i hope that you will still have someone (neighbor, relative) who not only feeds them, but who allows the cat(s) to playfully hunt and kill them. ;)

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