Project Title

Creature Care

College

College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-08 15:52:30

Major

Computer Engineering

Honors Course

N/A

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

Caring for a pet is a formidable responsibility that requires intense care and monitoring in order to protect and prolong the life of the animal. Traditionally, caring for a reptile presents a unique challenge for pet owners, who not only need to care for the animal but for the environment as well. Individual species distinctly require precise monitoring and control of environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, and air quality; and deviation from the nominal values often leads to serious health problems for the reptile. To simplify reptile ownership, a system was designed that measures the critical parameters of a reptile enclosure and automatically regulates the local environment, notifying the user of any issues that require manual intervention. The system provides live and historical data, accessible on the Web via any computer or mobile device, and is capable of alerting the user by email or text message when any problems occur within the system. Additional reminders for feeding and cleaning are also configurable based on the requirements of the species. This design gives peace of mind for the user, ensuring that the animal within the enclosure is being provided the most ideal local environment unique to the species.

Research Sponsor

Okan Boler

First Reader

Dr. Jay Adams

Second Reader

Dr. Robert Veillette

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Robert Veillette

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