Nicholas Wilde
Published © MIT

Humane Rat Trap Notifier

Get notified when a rat trap has been triggered using a Particle Spark Core, IFTTT, and Pushbullet.

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Humane Rat Trap Notifier

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Havahart 1025 Rat Trap
×1
Spark Core
Particle Spark Core
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×1
Android device
Android device
×1
SparkFun Battery Holder - 4xAA Square
×1
Container/Box (generic)
×1
Electrical Tape (generic)
×1
Wire (generic)
×1
AA Batteries (generic)
×4
Zip Ties (generic)
×2
Heavy Duty Double-sided Sticky Tape (generic)
×1
Long match stick/wooden kabob stick (generic)
×1

Software apps and online services

Pushbullet
Particle Android App
IF by IFTTT Android App
IFTTT Humane Rat Trap Notifier Recipe
IFTTT Spark Core Offline Recipe

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Wire Cutters (generic)
Wire Stippers (generic)
Awl/Small Screwdriver (generic)
Scissors (generic)
Multimeter (optional)

Story

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Schematics

Humane Rat Trap Notifier Circuit

An approximate circuit diagram for this project. An Arduino mini was used instead of a Spark Core. The pin locations are not correct but the pin numbers are. The electrical contact between the trap door and the spring is represented by the push button.

Code

publish.ino

This app will publish an event when a contact is made on the Spark Core

Credits

Nicholas Wilde

Nicholas Wilde

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