Here’s a first: an iPhone owner utilized “an I/O module, a servo, an old CD spindle case, some cardboard and wood scraps, a large syringe plunger, and a webcam to build his device — [allowing him to] check up on Cooper, his dog, and give Cooper some treats.” Video after the break.

Stephen found out about ioBridge, a company that develops electronic monitoring and control modules that connect to any Ethernet network and can be controlled via an encrypted web front end.

[via TUAW]