Dog Smell Training Device

The Project

The project is designed to train dogs to identify different smells and inform the smell they have been exposed to.


Team Comments

I chose to make this project because...

I read about an article that mentioned dogs are trained to smell Covid infected patients. It is possible that many dogs can be trained to identify such infections. The device can have other applications like training your dog to sniff out Truffles in the ground!

What I found difficult and how I worked it out

The difficult task was to separate out the scents so that the dog doesn't get confused. I resolved the problem by containing the scents in a container and pumping air through the container.

Next time, I would...

I would have integrated a treat dispenser, though I have it in the code to drive a motor which can be triggered when the response is positive, I did not have enough time to 3D print the screw mechanism that will push out a treat.

About the team

  • United Kingdom

Team members

  • Roland