“I love side projects. They give me the opportunity to flex my creative muscles and tinker with tech like the Internet of Things (IoT) in new ways. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far for my next one; a common conundrum for pet owners fueled this concept for an IoT dog collar.
My dog had been out in the backyard for a while. When I decided it was time to bring him back into the house, I couldn’t find him anywhere! After several minutes of searching and calling his name, I found him napping in the shade of a tree. If this scenario sounds all too familiar to you, then this post is for you!
The Hardware You’ll Need
Here’s a list of the hardware and resources you’ll use to build your IoT dog collar:
Arduino Uno ($21)
Wireless communicator ($10)
Power supply ($6)
Breadboard and wires (optional: $9)
Heroku hobby dyno ($0)
Casing (anything that can hold the electronics and fit on a dog collar)”