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The CatBot is an autonomous laser toy for your cat. You may say "But Joe, isn't the laser pointer the best toy for the lazy cat owner?" I'd have to sa...
I was buying pet food and saw a $3 laser from PetCo. I thought the cat might like it. I was wrong. The cat became obsessed. Constantly grabbing the to...
For this I used the following: Arduino Uno Hillman Hobby Parts (found @ Lowes in the screws/nuts/bolts area) 2 Servos Zip Ties $3 Laser cat toy.
The laser pops open with a screw driver. You can see it used 2x1.5v batteries. But it actually runs better at 4.5v.
The laser had to be cut up to fit on the servo arm. I drilled a hole in the center so I could mount it to the servo arm as well.
I used a hodgepodge of these cool mechano/erector set pieces from Hillman. They can be found in the screw/small parts drawers at Lowes.
For the Arduino wiring, attach pins 8 & 9 to the servos. Attach the laser to 5v, but 470 ohm resistor inline before the laser.
Use the code in the attached file to program the Arduino.
Now that it is assembled and done watch it go...
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Posted:Mar 4, 2012
License:General Public License
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