Why would a mother cat abandon her newly born kittens.?

This is the first litter of kittens that my cat has had and after 4 days she is abandoning them why is that and can anything be done to help her go back to taking care of the kittens

Asked by TinaFloehr 8 years ago


How much profanity is appropriate for instructables.

I have a quick question. I made a film for my next instructable, with instructions spoken in it ,better than I could explained. The people in it used a little profanity. (I counted about 11 wordy dirts for 4 min video). Would this be okay for instructables or should i try to go through and beep out any profanity? Also i already posted the video on Youtube and it took like week before i got it all squared away, so i really don't want to upload a new video. And i dont want to post something offensive and risk having that robot beat me up. The topic is about first aid. I had to take a first aid class for work and I filmed some of the hands on stuff with my camera.

Posted by thematthatter 9 years ago


Can anyone think of names for an all white male cat? Answered

Well, we are getting a new kitten and this one is all white and we can't agree on a name. P.S. Don't say Snowball, that's way too generic.

Asked by airsofter1 7 years ago


Kittehs !!!!

Funny, cute, and all around interesting.....

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago


How can I get these cats to get along with each other?

I have three cats: two boys , one girl. Two are 7 years old and the other one is eight years old. They were the best of friends until i got two girl kittens (all the cats are spade by the way), all of a sudden the two male cats start fighting. One just stays in a room all day and never leaves, the other wanders around all high and mighty. Meanwhile the older girl cat, hates one of the kittens and always attacks her when she sees her.The other kitten is too cautious she jumps if you make any sudden movements. How do i get these cats to get along with each other??

Asked by animefanaic4ever 8 years ago


My kitten

Hey guys! Ifinally got my new kitten! If you remember, I asked a question on how I could make a litterbox, and that I might get a new kitten. Well, I got it, and her name is Chloe.

Posted by TN777 5 years ago


What are some techniques to get low notes out of a bari sax?

Basically, low D and below don't come out easily and often don't come out at all.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could be doing wrong?

Asked by saxmaster765 6 years ago


Movie Error

I was watching the first part of Generation Kill, its about a group of marines during OIF 1, and I was getting all into it and I noticed an error, a Major error. Well just look at the picture. Normally for a vehicle to go, the engine has to be RUNNING. Tactical vehicles have switches to start them. You have off, run, and start. He has the engine off, but yet the vehicle is making noise and its going down the road. Now i know the vehicle is being pulled by a trailer, and the engine is "off" because if it was "on" it would be a crap load louder and everyone would have to scream at each other just to talk, but come on guys at least rig the knob so that it points up right when driving. What movie errors have you noticed that made you upset?

Posted by thematthatter 9 years ago


My new kitten!

I got my new kitten! Shes so cute. If you can't tell by the pictures shes black white and orange. Sorry the pictures are really blurry cause i have a bad camera and she kept moving.

Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago


Three kittens, winter coming soon, Any Easy DIY House Ideas?

Winter is arriving soon. Michigan gets some nasty winters. We have three kittens, and the momma living outside. { they are not ours, they are wild cats. They are not mean, one lets me pet it . They are all from the same litter. Adorable too!} We already have two cats inside, or else I would take them in.  - I just would a nice easy simple cozy place for them. .. Any Suggestions.? ..

Asked by r49417 4 years ago


who conceptualized instructables.com?

Who dunnit?

Asked by gorgo333 9 years ago


Performance.

We all want our guns to shoot far and to fire fast, but how much performance do we actually need? Makers of Oodammo pistols boast that they shoot 60 - 70 feet, but there is no way that you can reliably hit a moving target with a knex gun at that range with any weapon, especially pistols. A good weapon should be able to fire fast, and be accurate to say 30 feet. This would allow the said gun to hit targets ar range reliably. Think about it.

Posted by Fred the Penguin 6 years ago


Hell Kitten AR-15

LinkFor those of us who do not just want to kill our prey, but humiliate it too.

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


How to take care orphan kittens? Answered

I had a cat who died after giving birth.. she had a complication and after 2 surgery she died and left 5 kittens in my care. I gave them Lactol, its powder milk for puppies and kittens but they get diarrhea. So i give them pedialyte to calm their tummy and sugar+water and gel vitamins (nutri-plus gel). They are 3 weeks old now, going to 4 weeks in 2 days. And I need suggestion on what to do next. What to give them. Should I try giving them kitten food or something? because I think the milk only get them diarrhea again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ok I've add pics of the kittens all big now. Only 2 of them survive after hard struggle. One is a female tortoiseshell (Arathea) and the other one is a male dark grey tabby (Ceyx). There's pic of them playing at the backyard. Very very active kittens, almost a handful but I'm happy they are growing up healthy. One of the things I would like to share is.. the vet told me you can feed baby food/baby porridge to sick cats or kittens if milk is not an option or if they have diarrhea. You can give a red rice porridge for 3-6 month old babies to animals. You can also add a little honey to the mix. Red rice porridge have high vit B which is good for cats and kittens. I hope this can be useful. http://www.waytodeal.com/public/images/buy/large/20100107174321_promina_6.png

Asked by md4v3 8 years ago


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 8 years ago


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 8 years ago


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 8 years ago


Electronic Stores in US? Where!?

Are there any electronic stores in US that I could actually walk into and buy Arduino boards or components? Other than radio shack. Are there any in say... Massachusetts?

Asked by Dmxspider 8 years ago


How can I clean a 10" circular (skill) saw?

I have a 10" 18V circular saw, never used/brand new, that my kitten decided to urinate all over :-( Is their a way to clean it? I was thinking about submerging it in a bucket of rubbing alcohol to soak for a few hours. Then let it air dry for a few days to a week+ to make sure it drys completely.

Asked by smkoberg 7 years ago


Ow, it hurts my eyes!

I think I can guess who did it, I just want to know who let her do it?

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago


Your cat

This is a place to post pictures of your cat or cats (not internet downloaded exept from places like flickr on your account) and talk about them.

Posted by weirdo62 8 years ago


Calling all VBScripters!

I am trying to create a vbs script that will use vocabulary databases to randomly choose words according to sentence structure, then using a large database (that tells what words are relevant to the random word chosen) it creates a basic sentence. With more complicated sentence structures there are more complicated. I need some other vbscripters to help. Here is how it works The program chose a statement sentence. The basic structure is noun verb Then the program choses a word Cats verb Finally using the matching database it creates a realisitic sentence Cats meowed. A more complex sentence would be article noun verb preposition pronoun noun article cat verb preposition pronoun noun article cat called preposition her kittens article cat called to her kittens The cat called to her kittens 

Posted by Super_Nerd 6 years ago


How do you befriend two cats?

My neighbor's cat just had kittens and i was wondering if they would get along with my other cat who is three years old?

Asked by 8 years ago


I want to make a peg leg for a kitten

I found a kitten at my in the parking lot at my job and one of her front paws doesn't work. She can use her shoulder but her wrist is like a cooked noodle. I took her to the vet and he said he wrist didn't form correctly and that it's permanent. He said it doesn't hurt her and to just leave it alone.She gets around ok and somewhat uses the bad leg but when i bandaged it up( straws and gauze) she seemed to get around better. But the bandaged leg slips on the tiles so I was thinking I'd like to fashion up a little prosthetic "foot" for her. Maybe something that can strap on just above where it goes all floppy with a slip proof tip on it. It would need to fit around/over/beside her paw. Maybe a removable cast that her leg fits into...I don't know. I don't want to spend alot of money because she may not want to use it but i figured it was worth a try. I added some pictures so you can see her paw, might help with design concepts. Any suggestions?

Asked by mikimouse11 6 years ago


how do i get rid of fleas on our indoor kitten?

She has been seldom outsine for 2.5 months when we got her, but was picked from a litter of feral cats and had fleas then. She is over 12 months old. We use a Sergeants's flea collar and Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick drops but nothing seems to work and I hate using poisinous chemcals on her. They seem to congregate around her face and nose.Any advice will be appreciated,Thank you. 

Asked by 8 years ago


What to do with fleece? Answered

I have this piece of fleece that I do not know what to do with. It is too small for a blanket and It is red plaid with kittens on it so clothing would not be an option, as far as aesthetics go. Please answer ASAP.

Asked by Mauigerbil 6 years ago


Whats with the kitty cats & spinning pizza?

Have I got some kind of bug or are other people getting rather annoying images of laser eyed kittens riding on bacon & revolving pizzas in the background of these pages?

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 4 years ago


Ideas

I need some idea that seems like it was the first thing to a second graders mind when you asked him to write a story. I can't tell you why. Also acceptable a paranoid 80 year old man. I need your ideas quick!!

Posted by tomonto 10 years ago


Can someone tell me how to make a litter box? Answered

It is for my cat in my room. I do not want to get up and step in a pile of litter. Also, ideas for a feed bowl, water bowl, or bed? I might get a kitten soon.....

Asked by TN777 6 years ago


Instructables Receives A Blurb!

MSN mentioned Instructables as a highly useful site! I don't know why they didn't put up a screenshot like most of the rest of the sites mentioned, but hey! Now we know MSN isn't completely useless!

Posted by V-Man737 9 years ago


Can light collide with light? Answered

If two electromagnetic waves intersect, what happens? Is light 'immaterial' or without density, is light weightless? The photograph below is not related to this question in any way.

Asked by nepheron 7 years ago


Nerf B-Day help!?

I'm (hopefully) having a nerf war for my 13th. To make it fair everyone gets a maverick, but I want uses for my larger weapons. Here's a list of them: Vulcan, Longstrike, Magstrike, Spectre and Recon. It is (also hopefully) going to take place in a hall. There are 10 people coming.

Asked by TheNerdWhoBuilds 5 years ago


How long does a cat stay pregnant?

I just want to know how long cats stay pregnant. My cat was pregnant and had three kittens but I didn't know when she got pregnant and I didn't know how long she was holding them. So know I wanted to know. :)

Asked by coffeegirl14 9 years ago


Teach a cat to use a litter tray? Answered

I have two kittens that were using the litter tray, but for some reason they have now decided that the cold tiles under the toilet are a better place to relieve themselves. I am not enjoying cleaning up the mess. Does anyone know how I can stop them from using the floor and continue to encourage them in using their trays........

Asked by 9 years ago


I need some ideas for cheap or homemade toys for lots of animals! Answered

I'm doing a project for the local pet shop - or I think I am. The owner hasn't agreed or disagreed yet. I need a lot of toy ideas for all kinds of rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, kittens, and puppies. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! Thanks SO MUCH!!!

Asked by GuineaLover 8 years ago


How do I prevent static electricity from zapping people/animals? Answered

I have two cats who both love to be petted. The problem is that during the winter when I pet them it builds up static electricity. Then when I pet their heads I zap their ears, which they both hate. Any advice?

Asked by bowmaster 8 years ago


What is the best way to power this motor? Answered

I'm tempted to build an electric bike. I will be using a 4000W Hubzilla hub electric motor. I need about 100V and 80A at max. Batteries are really expensive, so what kind of battery(s) can I buy for under $600 that would match this motor and give me roughly 20 miles? I'm not incredibly worried about weight, but under 30-40 lbs would be superlative. Thanks!

Asked by 007dna 5 years ago


Spoon marks on ceramic mugs.? Answered

Ok I will admit I haven’t really looked around the web too hard to find a solution for this but then why go to all that bother when I can give you guys the pleasure of flexing the knowledge muscles. I like a mug that is a bit of fun, I have Taz ones, Carry on movie ones, huge ones & now I have a saucy captains mug with a long row on rosy round bottoms on it. I have to use this particular mug at the moment because our new kitten 'ible loves to play on the window sill right alongside where my mug always sits while I am working on the laptop, the wide base of a captains mug is the only one in the house the kitten cannot tip over :-) The problem is that our stainless steel spoons leave unsightly grey marks on the glaze when the tea is stirred; I have tried removing them with a scourer to no avail & it now really getting on my pip :-( I know the chances are it is because of the inferior glaze on cheap mass produced ceramics but that doesn’t help me get rid of them. Any ideas folks?

Asked by Nostalgic Guy 7 years ago


Found posted in the ASPCA forum

I found the following post about instructables in the forum at ASPCA forum "PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!! The site below is promoted on FOX BUSINESS NEWS surely unbeknownst to Fox News Executives. Prepare to be sickened: https://www.instructables.com/id/Kitten_Stew/'"Report this site everywhere and send emails to Fox News complaining about Fox News promoting this web site on Fox Business News and allowing this site to state on its web site that Fox Business News promotes and therefore supports the site. www.instructables.com"PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!! The site below is promoted on FOX BUSINESS NEWS surely unbeknownst to Fox News Executives. Prepare to be sickened:https://www.instructables.com/id/Kitten_Stew/Report this site everywhere and send emails to Fox News complaining about Fox News promoting this web site on Fox Business News and allowing this site to state on its web site that Fox Business News promotes and therefore supports the site. www.instructables.com"I can understand someone being upset about finding the recipe for Kitten Stew on a site they saw promoted on a national news channel, I myself felt it was in poor taste when I saw it, but to each their own. What I don't understand is why someone would post something like that and risk hurting the site as a whole? I believe in a persons right to free speech and freedom of expression, but I also believe that as a member of a community ( both on line and off line ) we all have the responsibility to use common sense and self restraint else we not only make ourselves look bad but the community as a whole. From what I have seen the instructabel on how to make Kitten Stew is not in violation of the sites rules, but, does that mean it should have been posted? I personally think that it should not have been, but that is my opinion. I do think that we all need to ask ourselves one thing before we consider posting something that might be offensive or possibly harmful to the site,Just because I can post this does that mean I should? In the case of the recipe for Kitten Stew I think the answer should have been no.

Posted by whitewolf 9 years ago


Fizzgig Puppet auction to benefit animals!

Hey guys, I just listed the Fizzgig inspired puppet I made for the remix contest up on eBay. 50% of the proceeds from the auction are being donated to a wonderful local animal shelter (Burbank Animal Shelter), and the winning bidder gets to choose whether it goes toward their kitten foster program or their dog walking program. Please share with your Henson/ animal loving friends so we can raise some good money for the cause! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dark-Crystal-Fizzgig-Inspired-Handmade-Art-Puppet-/291564723137?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

Posted by ashleyjlong 2 years ago


Happy Old Year!

2007 is fine and dandy, but what about all the cool stuff that happened here in the past year? A couple thousand projects have gone up on the site in 2006. So which ones still stand out as your favorites? Or who are some of your favorite people? Here are a few that still rock my socks:Universal Nut Sheller is a great effort at open-sourcing help to the rest of the world.The LED Throwie Rat is vile and gross and I could never make one myself, but damn if it doesn't still make me laugh whenever I see it or read the comments.I have one cat and can use another so maybe learning to deliver kittens would be a good idea.

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


A Love Letter to the Instructables Community

Dear fellow contributors, Halloween is approaching, and that was what first got me involved in the Instructables community. I haven't posted anything in about a year now.  We bought a house, and all the maintenance that comes with that took away my free time for projects.  Then I got promoted to a position I've always been after, which is also more time consuming.  Then when i finally reclaimed some free time, I started volunteering taking photos for a local animal shelter to help get cats re-homed faster, AND started fostering under-sized kittens for another shelter! All of this has been great life stuff, but it has left the craft room in my new house woefully underused. Just wanted to write and express my appreciation for this community. When I was posting projects, I was immersed! I loved seeing what other people made and interacting with the makers. I loved helping to judge contests and the thrill of seeing if i would place in one myself.  Instructables gave me a creative outlet back when I was in positions at work that were less satisfying. Instructables gave me a whole world of people to connect with when my own world was so small.  Thanks to those individuals who were always supportive, celebratory, and who answered questions for a newbie.  Thanks to the hardworking staff at Instructables to were always great communicators and who choose such fun challenges and prizes! This place is great. I hope to make a return to posting Instructables someday when life slows down. Maybe about kitten fostering, since I now have plenty of experience with that! Just wanted to say thanks, and to tell my fellow makers never to take your free time for granted.  It is a gift! Keep sharing your gifts with others :)

Posted by ashleyjlong 7 months ago


frame rust spots (2 small) on '99 Jaguar XJ8. Can it be SAFELY repaired?

I have a '99 Jag. Body like a new car. Purrs like a kitten. I let it set for 2 years because it needed coil packs replaced. Now it has a slightly surface rusted oil pan, tranny pan and brake line couplers. All the brake lines themselves are fine (they are coated). The under body is solid, not even surface rust. BUT there are 2 spots the size of 50 cent pieces of rust on the front frame. No holes but the rust extends through, one on each side front frame. Can this be SAFELY repaired? The rest of the frame is perfect and even around the 2 spots is solid without even any surface rust. I LOVE this car and HATE to part it out.

Asked by starr1 6 years ago


Any ideas on how to make a cat with arthritis feel better?

We have a cat that's about 13 years old and he's developed arthritis in his hips (as diagnosed by the vet.) We're obviously taking the vet's advice about medication, but since he hates taking pills I was wondering if anyone had other ways to ease his pain a bit. He's definitely not in constant pain - this was diagnosed very early and by accident (getting x-rayed for something else) - it seems to mostly be weather and fatigue related. He still plays like a kitten. I've seen commercials for things you mist into water dishes and stuff, does any of that work? What helps people with arthritis? I know he would be happier if I could come up with some non-pill ways to help him manage!

Asked by technoplastique 8 years ago


My Gift Exchange Entry

My skills include:   knitting, sewing, baking, crochet, duct tape What I'd like to make for someone:  something like a tote bag or an apron I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L)  any size. I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else:  Yes, of course! What I like:  red, chocolate, jewelry, crosswords, tokidoki, vases, small/cute things, owls, kittens What I don't like: turquoise jewelry, pie, gardening (i have a black thumb), plaster I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc): cilantro Type of thing I'd love to receive: something I wouldn't be able to make myself, or something useful, or something that would look cute on my desk at work Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am over 18

Posted by scoochmaroo 7 years ago


Nervous kitties?

Cats!! urg...A few years ago our older cat started biting and licking all his fur off..When the fur was gone he kept licking and biting! That left scabs,and blood all over.,but this was not the only thing that has happened to him. He was also very antisocial,and very skittish. At the time we only had two cats,who ended up mating...but then the mother cat gave birth to her litter she started not using her litter box..just went everywhere all over the house. So we decided to get her to someone at a farm. This is when my father cat started all the over grooming. We ended up keeping one of the male kittens from that litter. He is perfectly fine this whole time. Which ruled out mites that were effecting the Father cat...We moved to a new house a few weeks ago. I was hoping BamBam wouldnt get worse. But He is healing fine and doing great..It is his baby that is having the problems. Overgrooming.. WE DO NOT HAVE FLEAS...I de shed them daily....with a fle comb...wHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THESE POOR KITTIES?

Posted by aturner20 5 years ago


My New Knex Gun- DG12 Marksman rifle

Hello Knexers! this is a new gun that is unpostable due to a bug that won't let me upload images on 'create'.This is a rachet system slingshot rifle. It is good enough to be a snipers rifle, but due to the mediocre accuracy produced, I decided to make it a Marksman rifle. It is accurate up to 30ft or so, but its maximum range is about 60-80ft. The mechanism is always reliable (Thanks to I_am_Canadian's striker pistol) and never breaks. The gun is only 3-layers thick due to my lack of pieces. There is a foldable rear sight positioned at the front of the stock.  Ammo is variable from a blue rod with a red connector, all the way up to a grey/black/clear size with a red connector. I would not recommend this as a primary, due to the time taken to reload in all slingshots. If so make this a sort of secondary. Mods: Last two pictures Credit: I_am_Canadian for his striker pistol Dedicated to Geodez and DJRadio, who make me laugh (geodez) and dedicate time to help me (DJ).

Posted by ~Meme~ 5 years ago


Gift Exchange

My skills include: Electronics, software navigation, computer customizing, repair, research, warranty voiding, proofreading, sound editing, image editing, martial arts, CubeScript What I'd like to make for someone: Probably a thumb-drive loaded with software, or a solar recharger for some device, maybe a CD from my band, or an edited picture (funny or not); perhaps a knit hat made from my backhair (though I probably won't be able to grow it in time). I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone: S or M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger...: Smaller or larger is fine! What I like: Electronics, recharging batteries, computers, functional art, science, parascience, games, PSP hacking, programming, help with Linux, martial arts. What I don't like: Feminine things; edible things; not-so-functional art. I absolutely can't have: black market body parts, small kittens, illegal drugs. Type of thing I'd love to receive: anything that fits my likes, or anything made by Plasmana or gmjhowe! Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Certainly! Confirm that you are at least 18 years old: I am over 18.

Posted by V-Man737 7 years ago


Glow in the Dark collars for Kitties

This is my first actual post though I've loved the site for a long time now. Anyhow I have two new cats, beautiful friendly, I love them to bits. The only trouble is they are very dark furred and there's been a couple of times they've hidden in plain sight. Me and my fiance are both worried about stepping on them I thought some glowing type collar would be cool. I've been searching the web for an answer and I can't really find anything so I decided to make one of my own. I have limited experience with electronics, I saw the post with an ewire I think it was called collar for dogs. I should be able to figure that out however the cat collar would be much smaller and I don't think it would comfortably sport the battery unit. I ditched the idea of glow in the dark paint (flaking and the cats probably wouldn't appreciate the fumes). I considered some glow-in-thedark hot glue.. but I don't know how to do that without making a collar look lik ea stiff, plasticy, mess. Maybe weaving some of the glow in the dark plastic laces into a collar kinda like the paracord bracelets? Anyone have any other ideas? Anyone heard of some glowing material or even glowing material dye? Thanks :)

Posted by sbabb 6 years ago


What items at an Ontario dollar store will get me 2 or even more SPDT switches? Answered

I'm working on a simple BEAM style robot to entertain my kittens and keep them from attacking each other, so after I have demolished a combo dvd/vhs player to which we had lost the remote (recycled for a reason) I found all needed motors (2 similar voltages) but am still lacking the sensors to give it enough 'brains' to navigate around the kitchen and not get cornered. If anyone has seen an item in the buck or 2, dollar giant, etc, stores that contains 2 or more SPDT switches (If its a dollar, i wouldn't expect greatest of quality) or any other nifty gadgets (bright led's, small voltage motors, etc), it would be a great hint for other bug-bot builders on a budget. I am out to search for such a device, even if I find SOMETHING thats useful in store before I receive an answer, I might just answer my own query as I'm sure someone out there has pondered the same stump, you all know you are a cheap recycling opportunist and instructabl-er at heart.

Asked by fightthemachine 8 years ago