The final project is an IoT hamster wheel made with a Raspberry Pi, that tracks my hamster's runs in his wheel.
Full project video below:
I used a magnetic door sensor to track the turning of the hamster wheel, not only because it's very easy, but it also wouldn't hurt or kill my hamster.
A first working test version, attached to an old hamster wheel.
All attached to the real hamster wheel in Harold's cage, ready for a test run!
Harold testing his IoT wheel, he seems to like it :)
A lasercut box in progress, to hide all the wires and hold the LCD screen.
A summary of all the data collected so far. As you can see, it's not always very accurate, the sensor got stuck a number of times, creating records of +40km a day, but overall it's pretty neat!
Bonus picture of Harold being cute!