December 12, 2013 AT 1:00 pm

3d Printed Arduino Controlled internet laser pointer cat toy #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Steve sent us a message about a 3D printed internet cat laser toy he designed:

I took a robotics course this semester here in northern California and my
class project was to make an internet cat laser toy. It turned out
wonderfully so I thought I would share it with you after coming across the
one in learn.adafruit.com.

The idea came to me in a fit of frustration trying to figure out what my
project was going to be at the absolute last second. I spent the next month
or so tweaking the code after printing up the robot. Pictures and source
code are included in the youtube video.

And here are details from the video post:

A demonstration of the robot I designed that allows me to play with my cat over the internet.

Source code for USB and Ethernet can be found here.

Photos of the actual device can be found here.

Read more.

Cat Toy 3 Photo by vulture2600 Photobucket


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