Monitor for barks and calm down your dog by playing sounds on a Raspberry Pi

Cute Dog Alert!

It must be Animal Day…

Jennifer Fox’s dog (pictured above – awwww, cuteness!) has a habit of barking whilst Jennifer is away from the house. This does not go down well with the neighbours. So, she’s developed a system which monitors the sound levels in the house and then plays a sound file to calm the dog down. To monitor the sound level, she uses a MEMs microphone board from SparkFun together with a good old MCP3002 analog to digital converter. She also uploads any data produced to CloudMQTT. You can read about this lovely project over on the FoxBot Industries blog.

Here’s a demo of the system in action:

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