Making use of mostly off-the-shelf components (I’m not proud) I built a new cat toy last week that keeps my cats entertained for hours.
I’ve had to add in code that limits how much time the cats can play with it for so that they don’t wear themselves out.
I have some ideas on how to improve the toy, mostly to do with vision recognition and feline detection.
The robot is a 3-axis arm controlled by servos and a simple driver circuit that plugs in to either a microcontroller or laptop.
Right now I am using a Microsoft Surface but will switch over to a Raspberry Pi 3 once I get the code working how I want it to.