Laser Cats

This instructable shows you how to make your very own Laser Cat robotic pet. This robot walks and purrs. Every time the Laser Cat purrs lasers shoot from it's eyes.

WARNING: This takes a toy and adds lasers to it. This means it is no longer a toy for children and this should not be actually attempted by anyone. Misuse of lasers can cause permanent blindness or vision loss. Wear appropriate laser protection glasses.


Materials needed:

1 FurReal Lulu's Walking Kitties
2 Laser Diode
assemblies. - Mine came from a double flashlight pack from Home Depot. They were on clearance for around $3.50. For this you got 2 LED flashlights, 1 with a red laser, and 6 AAA bateries. Can't beat that price. For comparison all the other flashlights with lasers were in the $+50 range.
~16 inches of multi-strand wire in 2 colors
Super glue gel
Heat Shrink Tubing
Black Acrylic Paint

Tools Needed:
Wire Strippers
Soldering Iron
Heat gun
Dremel with bits
Small files or rasps fit for plastic
Screwdrivers with various small bits
Sharp scissors or craft knife
Vise – These two were needed to get the laser diodes from the flashlights

You can find 5V red laser modules very cheap on ePay or fasttech. No need to destroy a perfectly good laser/flashlight.

catlily1 year ago
Did you make it shoot lasers or beams of light? It's soo cool! U should enter this in a contest
nevets_mcd (author)  catlily1 year ago
It shoots lasers. I had a very hard time capturing the beams though. i t was created for the first laser contest they ran several years ago.

This would be perfect for a homemade horror movie. Creepy!

I really dig this! I want one. My girlfriend would find this slightly creepy, but I think it would fit in well among my things. Nice instructable =)
pandadude4 years ago
Just curious, was this based off of the absolutely hilarious SNL sketch?
nevets_mcd (author)  pandadude4 years ago
No, just the internet meme. After I came up with this I was googleing for laser cat pics and came across the SNL bits. Very funny. The one with James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver is my favorite. This cat's front legs can be cocked though for reload if that you wanted to make your own skits.
Biggsy4 years ago
Would this have not worked with red LED's to the same effect?

To be honest I found this i'ble quite crepy, becasue you acctually skinned a robot... I have seen sci fi films... I know what they'll do to us once they become sentient... they'll know who wronged them

and now not only have you de-robed a robot you have given it lasers for eyes... no-ones safe... NO ONE

nevets_mcd (author)  Biggsy4 years ago
I had a very hard time capturing the red lasers on the camera. The beams do work just like laser pointers and project a dot for each eye, so no red LEDs would not have been the same. Plus it would not have qualified for the contest.

No coincidence but April 19, 2011 is the new day when Skynet becomes active. Of course Judgement Day doesn't occur until the 21
*cuddles her copy of 'How to survive a robot uprising'