Series: Rabbit Hutch/Run

Posted: 2014-11-22
Rebuild rabbit sensor to single wire bus

OK - so I decided to move the arduino end of the temperature sensor to the other end of the connection - that is indoors. This means that I use the ethernet cable as a simple onewire bus wire - not as…

Posted: 2014-10-15
Rabbit circuit soldered up

So - the solder breadboards arrived today so I soldered up the circuitry. I've switched to using parasitic power mode for the 1-wire temperature sensors (DS18B20's). To do this you tie both power and…

Posted: 2014-10-14
Rabbit bedroom temperature monitoring with Arduino

So - we've insulated the sleeping room (originally a garden cushion box) for the rabbits and mounted a heating panel that should keep it between 12˚C and 15˚C. But we need to keep an eye on it. I…

Posted: 2014-10-04
Warmer rabbits

Finally got hold of the insulation for the rabbits bedroom. It's 5cm thick expanded polystyrene. For now that's enough. I have fitted a special low voltage heater that will keep the area between 12C…

Posted: 2014-08-03
Run Rabbit Run

We recently took over two female angora rabbits - while we were on holiday, they've had two weeks at the summer hut. Now we're back home and will need to leave them unattended - they need a run. On…

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