We were sent a picture of handsome cat Gandalf with an array of green Octolively kits all built up.
Mr. Pumpernickel also looks great in the green glow. Both Gandalf and Mr. Pumpernickel are continuing in a longstanding tradition of cats and interactive LEDs.
Harley Cat (who passed away a few years ago) helped test our very first interactive LED project: our Interactive LED Dining Table.
Jellybean helped demonstrate a later project: our interactive LED coffee table. She is featured at about 48 seconds into this video.
Zener, our full-time shop cat, has discovered an unexpected application for the WaterColorBot. Not certain if we should add “cat bed” to its list of features.
Our friend Jonathan Foote, after a disappointing experience with a commercially available timed cat feeder, hooked up one of our Art Controller relay boards to an automated candy machine and posted about the project.
Jonathan says, “The resulting hack will reliably and elegantly deliver meals to my favorite pet.”
You can’t just leave these things lying around everywhere, you know.
Cheap RC car + piece of string = radio control string cat toy
Continue reading Radio-controlled string
From the Cartoon Laws of Physics
comes the following wisdom:
Cartoon Law VIII
: Any violent rearrangement of feline matter is impermanent.
Cartoon cats possess even more deaths than the traditional nine lives might
comfortably afford. They can be decimated, spliced, splayed,
accordion-pleated, spindled, or disassembled, but they cannot be destroyed.
After a few moments of blinking self pity, they reinflate, elongate, snap
back, or solidify.
Corollary: A cat will assume the shape of its container.
The other day I got a box of swag from Digi-Key
Each week, @digikey
holds “Twrivia Thursdays” on Twitter, and a few weeks back they asked
“What is the name of the recycled product we use for packaging?” I didn’t realize this was a contest, but I had to answer
immediately, because we know it as one of the best cat toys ever!
Anyway, I’m thrilled to have gotten my box of misc (and it says
“misc” on the invoice) because it came packed with– surprise– that same packing material, Geämi
, which the cats are playing with even as I type.
the picture below, of JellyBean tangled in the stuff, a couple of years ago. But it deserves another viewing:
Neat! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories cats Harley (left) and JellyBean (right) are making a guest appearance on I Can Has Cheezburger? today.
[These two– the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories Feline Auxiliary— seem to show up in a lot of our projects. Like here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.]