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Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« on: March 30, 2009, 02:53:58 PM »
I got bored so I built this little robotic hamster wheel, so when the hamster goes on the wheel, it has to run, there are some problems and this is not good to use with a hamster.

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 03:05:35 PM »
Poor hamster! After it detects the hamster make it periodicly drop food or treats in there  ;D

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 03:12:50 PM »
i feel sorry for hampsters who will now have to face this!
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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 03:31:53 PM »
I didn't try it on a hamster and never will. I just got bored today, and I had some old hamster stuff laying around so I built this.

Also if I were to test it on a hamster, I would drop the speed down, add a delay, and make it start slow and go up in speed.

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 03:56:18 PM »
why not reverse the process and get the hamster turn the wheel, connected to a gear/motor set to charge batteries for you?

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 04:26:28 PM »
My hamster doesn't run, all it does is sit on the wheel, so that doesn't work.

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 04:39:44 PM »
or every mile ran earns a treat  ;D

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 11:56:26 PM »
or every mile ran earns a treat  ;D
that could work with some kind of wheel encoder and a servo with a cup attached that can only hold one treat!
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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 01:06:22 AM »
lol where do you people come up with these ideas?

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 07:28:12 PM »
pritty cool i was a beta tester for the roboduino... ^_^ but i got a part that was damaged so i don't get to use it yet and i feel to lazy to go out and get another one lol!

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 12:31:00 PM »
Can you make one of these large enough for cats?

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 02:19:19 PM »
are you sure a cat would go near it?
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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 02:36:58 PM »
a cat would probably say "what the heck is this?" and walk away.
funny you mentionds cats mine died last might :'(
also I should add a charging thing for my hampser she runs on her whell all the time
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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 02:43:15 PM »
put some treats in the wheel or something....
its all down to the cats personality and nature...
funny you mentionds cats mine died last might :'(
aww god, why did you have to say that... now im all sad...
also I should add a charging thing for my hampser she runs on her whell all the time
hamster powered tv anyone?
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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 02:47:43 PM »
I never said the cat would have a choice in the matter ;)

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 02:51:41 PM »
hah, i can imagine you forcing a cat into the wheel then turning it on...
but yes, this could work... but you would need new everything... even designs...
you would have to think about... "what happens if my cat suddenly stops, will it break the plastic"?
also "is my cat so fat it will break the servo gears"?
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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2009, 09:59:37 PM »
I could make this for a cat. I just don't know a wheel big enough for my cat, or something strong enough to hold him. He is like 20 pounds.

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Re: Robotic Hamster Wheel (Do not use on a hamster)
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 01:12:16 AM »
sawnoff garbage can with a spine?
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