I’m still very new to smart home stuff, and have been getting a bit carried away with all kinds of crazy ideas.
Such as… is it possible to turn a “dumb” litter box into a smart litter box?
I have this litter box (which is fantastic, by the way). It’s a pretty standard plastic hooded box, but the gimmick is you can roll it to one side to collect the waste. It works really well and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like scooping.
Anyway, if I were to put a sensor inside that could detect proximity and/or motion (for when a cat enters), could I then set it up through SmartThings to send me a push alert a few minutes later so I know when it’s time to ‘roll’ the box? And taking things even further, could I also have SmartThings turn on a plug (along with the push alert) with some kind of scent thing attached to mask the smell every time a cat goes?
I know this will likely get cat litter all over the sensor, but if it was cheap enough and worked reasonably well I wouldn’t mind that much.