www.raspberrypi.org/train-your-rat-behavioural-science-at-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=train-your-rat-behavioural-science-at-home, posted 2014 by peter in automation bird cognition diy toread
They’re not just used by behavioural scientists: a Skinner box can be a useful device for training pets, especially pets with a reasonable amount of smarts, like parrots or rats. It can automate the process you may have already used with your pet, where “correct” behaviour is rewarded – walk to heel, get a doggy snack.
Skinner boxes are also pretty expensive. So Katherine Scott, computer vision and robotics expert, electronics ninja and rat owner/trainer, has built her own, which she intends to release as an open source device when she’s finished refining it.