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Old 01-12-2018, 12:19 AM   #1
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Introducing Hippy the Hamster

I'd like to introduce Hippy Jippy Junior. He's a male Winter White dwarf hamster and our first family pet. I'm a systems integration engineer, so I saw an opportunity to track the miles he runs each night.

During a recent Hour of Code challenge, my daughters and I made the electronics and coded a Raspberry PI to keep track of Hippy's exercise. I realized my OpenHab2 could easily read this information and automate posts to twitter.

Then, the darn thing started running 10-12 MILES A NIGHT!!!. So from there, we go over the top.



(Hippy does go camping with us locally)

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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HA! Love it! I used to have a Hamster and I knew the things ran a lot but DANG!!!! Sign that boy up for some marathons!!!

Thanks for sharing!

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