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Wheel encoders
22 $70.00 $70.00
QR code integration Submitted The critter needs to be able to read QR codes and compartmentalize that information on the site in a useful way. The code for reading the QR codes is already available and it has already been tested on the critter cam.
10 $0.00 $100.00
Bump sensors Submitted Physical bump sensors need to be designed, configured, and activated on each of the 4 sides of the critter to detect bumps and force the critter to immediately stop and prevent future movement in that direction.
10 $30.00 $130.00
IR proximity trigger sensors Submitted In addition to the bump sensors, install several IR proximity sensors that will not measure distance but trigger if the critter is too close to a surface to prevent movement in that direction. The rangefinder will then no longer be used for collision detection and just mapping
16 $50.00 $210.00
Submitted Simultaneous Localization And Mapping. Critter will be able to discover and track its location within the house, as well as build and maintain a map of its environment as it does so.
110 $40.00 $40.00
Bridged access point Submitted Set up a bridged access point in or near the kitchen to give coverage of that part of the house where signal loss is common. Ensure that the critter can maintain a network connection while switching between access points as needed.
7 $100.00 $170.00
Gradual Acceleration Approved When starting to move and stopping, make the accel/decel more
gradual rather than the abrupt start/stop that occur now.
2 $0.00 $20.00

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