Version 0.90 is the first beta release. I've implemented almost all features of the original firmware (at least I think so), except the "open mode", the "child lock" because I don’t need it, and some power saving features. My biggest concern is currently testing the reliability of detection of different chips. I only have 2 cats (or two chips) to test, so I'm looking for beta testers. Also you should be clear that after modifying the firmware there is no return to the old version. For testing purposes I use a second cat flap with defective mechanics (from ebay).
The additional features to the original firmware are mainly serial output:
- Cat is detected
- Undetected cat presses against door
- Flap is moved (and direction) if a poti is installed
- Power fail message
- Current status and configuration settings Also you can open the flap via a command on the serial port.
I'm currently documenting all the steps needed for the new firmware in the Trac wiki. (http://respekt-empire.de/CatFlap/trac)
Feel free to send me a mail or comment in the discussion forum:
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