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Introduction: PET Stairs

I have built an LED carpet stairs for my dog Max. Being 5 years old now, he had problems jumping on top of the bed. This only took a 1/2 day to build. I used plywood, then stapled carpet to finish the job. I used a BOSCH DS160 Series "request-to-exit" motion detector. (used for card access control systems). I have used the normaly open and command terminals of the PIR to turn on and off the GREEN LED's. I then punched thru the plywood using a 1/4inch drill bit on each stair, to mount the LED's. Then soldered a 1K resistor in series with it. I used a 12 volt DC plug-in transformer to power them up. I set the trigger on the PIR so when MAX walks up to the stairs, the LED's light up for approx 20 seconds, plenty of time for him to run up!. Now, he uses the stairs ALL-OF-THE-TIME!!!

Step 1: Back Side

Here is the back side of the stairs where I stapled the carpet and inserted the LEDS

Step 2:

This is the front view included the BOSCH PIR

Step 3:

Finished product.

Step 4:




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Aww, stairs with foot-lighting. Who has a spoiled dog? That's a great idea

Thank you for this nice Instructable. I like it


cats usually jump long distances and heights ,but i do see y not

Older cats, and arthritic cats have problems jumping as high as they used to. Our 8 year old cat doesn't jump straight onto the bed anymore, but uses boxes we have at the foot of the bed. Thanks for the instructable, I'm thinking of making one for our cat.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Sorry.. aussie lingo :P

Hey!, thanks for writing back.  Max is a "LAB-MIX" ( do I dare state that he is half Lab & half pit bull)  Some people FREAK-OUT if you tell them he is half pit bull.

He is the most handsome, gentle, hug giving, lap dog, baby, I have ever known!

Take care,

hey tonny hows max doing dont worry about him being a pit bull or half they are nice when trained so it is up to you

my uncle used to have a pit bull and he was adorable! He was called Samson hehee