Dog Couch Protector

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Introduction: Dog Couch Protector

About: My name is Zach Sousa and I'm a Canadian highschool student that has a passion for making.

Hello everyone! In this instructable, I will show you how to make a device that sets off a small alarm when your dog jumps up onto your couch. My dog is so lazy that she probably wouldn't get up anyway, but for regular dogs, it shouldn't be a problem.

Step 1: Parts and Tools

Here are the parts and tools that you will need to complete this project:

Parts:

Wire

PIR Sensor

Piezo buzzer

Red LED

Linkit ONE board

Acrylic sheet

Lithium Ion battery (included with board)

Tools:

Computer with latest version of the arduino IDE and the linkit one drivers

Soldering iron and solder

Glue stick

Desktop printer and paper

Bandsaw

Step 2: Wiring

Wire the circuit according to the attached circuit diagram.

Step 3: Code

Download the attached code and press upload.

Step 4: Cut Out Case

Glue the provided template and use a glue stick to glue it to a sheet of acrylic. Now, cut it out on a bandsaw or scroll saw.

Step 5: Glue Case Together

Take the acrylic pieces that you cut out in the previous step and glue them together to form a box.

Step 6: Mount Electronics Into Case

Start by gluing the PIR sensor to the the inside of the enclosure, making sure that the half-dome shaped part is facing upward. Then, glue the Linkit ONE board with a small amount of hot glue.

Step 7: Testing...

To test the device, turn the battery switch on the board so that it is on battery: USB --> BATT. Now, place it on a couch and wait... When a pet jumps onto the couch, it will start beeping and flashing.

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    This is great. My girlfriend's cat is not allowed to be on the couch, but it doesn't seem to understand that. This might just do the trick. Thank you.