RFID Cat Flap computer connection

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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Darwusch » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Bastiaan, what brand is the chip of your cat?
Andi tested on these two FDX-B types:

Schippers MICRO ID/12
Virbac BackHome BioTec

Mine is an CEVA id-tronic, so if I can find a cheap test flap I can test a third variant.
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Bastiaan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:11 pm

mm good question. I have no idea to be honest. WIll have a look in the paperwork or call the vet.
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Bastiaan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:15 pm

OK found it: 3x Virbac BackHome BioTec
I am still planning to get a 'spare one from the vet. Think it was 25 euro or so.
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby yoja » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:57 pm

Update:

I got my pickit2 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0461709565)
Programmed the pic with version 0.90 from http://respekt-empire.de/CatFlap/trac. (I have a second petporte that did not work anymore, so I used this one)
and some lights where blinking :-) So I think the new firmware should work fine.
I have not tested the rs232 output yet, waiting for:
http://www.ebay.nl/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... OC:NL:1123

I don't want to bother my cats with my experiment so I ordered this from ebay:
http://www.ebay.es/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... AQ:ES:1123
I hope this rfid animal pet tag will work.

Who is going to make the Homeseer interface? :-)
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Darwusch » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:05 pm

Nice, let's hope it works with that chip.

At this moment I'm still looking for my cat, he's been missing since February 15th...
It makes my experimenting a bit pointless, but most of all: I miss him a lot!
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby yoja » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:29 pm

Darwusch,

That's very sad to hear, I hope your cat returns to it's home.
He must return home! then he will get a very fancy cat flap!
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby SeppSterzinger » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi Darwusch,

don't loose hope. The cat of a friend of mine was lost too, it was found 8 weeks later on a nearby campsite, because the groundskeeper (who fed tha cat for the past 8 weeks) read an old newspaper with the picture of the cat in it. I hope your cat comes home soon!

Regards Andi
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Darwusch » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:58 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate your support!
Wow, after 8 weeks... Hopefully he gets back sooner.
Also I'd like to try Andi's firmware :)
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby osmi » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:56 pm

Ahh! Things are moving :D
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Darwusch » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:38 am

Darwusch wrote:At this moment I'm still looking for my cat, he's been missing since February 15th...
It makes my experimenting a bit pointless, but most of all: I miss him a lot!


Guess who came in last night. He's back! After 3 weeks and 1 day.
He's skinny and has a voice that sounds like he's been screaming a lot. This afternoon I'll have him checked by the vet, to be safe.
Yay...!

Ok, back to topic :D
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby mschut » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:39 am

Gratz!
Synology DS213+ / Domoticz / RFX Transceiver-e
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby wwolkers » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:38 pm

yay! good to know he's back.
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby SeppSterzinger » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:29 pm

I'm glad he's back. Now he has to recover well, so he can test the new software of the flap. :)

By the way, i have released version 0.95. News are a day mode (virtually the opposite of the night mode) and the possibility to change the mode via the serial interface. For example to switch the flap to the vet mode from work.
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby Darwusch » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:49 pm

Today I received my Microchip Development Programmer Mini PICKIT 2 from China.
Now I'm only looking for a cheap / second hand SmartFlap.
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Re: RFID Cat Flap computer connection

Postby yoja » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:17 pm

Update:

Received my bluetooth rs232 module. It Works!

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I'm working on a Homeseer plugin for the catflap. It's almost done.....
have to do some code cleanup and testing.
With this plugin it is possible to monitor your cats in Homeseer :-) trigger events and set mode.

If anyone is interested, I can upload it to this message board when it's finished.

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