Casa de Pandora is a fully functional Geolocation Application developed for a real cat. Using Arduino technology and several customized sensors, Casa de Pandora allows a better communication between a cat and its owner.
Pandora, an ordinary cat from São Paulo, Brazil, is the first pet to use this technology.
This application works in two different digital levels. In one, it maps the whole area of Pandora's house, identifying different rooms and recognizing her unique presence around the space. As she moves around the apartment, strategically located sensors send information online to her owner, and he can know exactly where she is, while he is gone.
Besides that, a fancy interface with infographics will also show how often she is eating, drinking, using her sandbox, and how the weather is around the apartment; even how many lives she has left. The program will also emit an alert to remind her owner to buy more food when it is about to finish.
But that is not all, using A.L.I.C.E. technology, Pandora herself can tweet to the world.
All the mapping and recognition of behavior patterns, habits and reactions are registered and crossed into a twitter profile, which constructs her nosy self and posts her adventures during the day. Phrases related to her action and location can be randomly selected from a database and posted on Twitter, making this owner-pet interaction even more entertaining.
Arduino, Custom Electronics, Custom Software.
New York - 2011