Title

Development of an Automated Reptile Living Environment

Document Type

Creative works or constructive object presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

Proper husbandry for reptiles can be difficult to maintain for many hobbyists due to unique needs for each animal and the environments are not like the average human home. This project automates the lighting, temperature and humidity of a reptile’s enclosure. A heat mat is attached to the back of the tank to create ambient temperature. The heat mat will be controlled by feedback from the temperature sensor, the misting system will be controlled by feedback from the humidity sensor. The lux sensor would monitor ambient light in the room and turn on a light if the room is too dark and within the set daytime hours. By using sensors and a Raspberry Pi this will allow the animal to have its environmental needs met without the keeper doing daily maintenance. The design would allow the user to change parameters since many animals require specific temperatures and humidity. This project is a proof of concept for a product that can be marketed to hobbyists and do it yourselfers in the herpetological community.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Lad Holden

Department/Program

Engineering, Technologies, Safety & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/development-of-an-automated-reptile-living-environment/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Development of an Automated Reptile Living Environment

Ellensburg

Proper husbandry for reptiles can be difficult to maintain for many hobbyists due to unique needs for each animal and the environments are not like the average human home. This project automates the lighting, temperature and humidity of a reptile’s enclosure. A heat mat is attached to the back of the tank to create ambient temperature. The heat mat will be controlled by feedback from the temperature sensor, the misting system will be controlled by feedback from the humidity sensor. The lux sensor would monitor ambient light in the room and turn on a light if the room is too dark and within the set daytime hours. By using sensors and a Raspberry Pi this will allow the animal to have its environmental needs met without the keeper doing daily maintenance. The design would allow the user to change parameters since many animals require specific temperatures and humidity. This project is a proof of concept for a product that can be marketed to hobbyists and do it yourselfers in the herpetological community.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CEPS/49