Cleaning up pet waste is a daily activity for breeders. This is especially true for cats, as they use litter boxes to urinate and defecate in. It is important to clean the box frequently, otherwise the stink smell will linger in the room. Having someone, or something, who can clean the boxes frequently would make life much easier for breeders.Our prototype, CANEAT, aims to automate the cleaning procedure to make life easier for breeders. The product will filter out the waste and store it into a sealed container. This container will prevent the smell from leaking into the rest of the room. Those who are disabled, busy, or travel a lot would also benefit from CANEAT.The device will be assembled using a microcontroller, detecting sensor, power source, and some 3D-printed components. The prototype will be designed and constructed as a stable device which is strong enough to support all the materials.Ultimately, our product will have the ability to scoop the waste and clean the litter box for breeders automatically. Using it will be simple, and we will also develop an IOS/Android app to streamline the procedure further.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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