2015-07-12 (Su) Automated Aerator and Laser Show for Domestic House Pets

Programming was changed from the mirror/laser version to a servo/laser version. Both versions were made available online so anyone interested in code for the mirror/laser version can still be downloaded.

Code for the servo/laser version was debugged. Constraints, not the constrain() function, were implemented which keep the laser on a wall in front of the device rather than allowing it to dwell on the ceiling. For testing the base of the servo was clamped under the clip of a clipboard. Portable power was used and a video was made which showed the laser tracing on the wall while Isla (felis catus) seemed intrigued.

Breadboarded version of servo/laser cat toy

Video with cat attention

Arduino Code for servo/laser cat toy
OpenSCAD file for mirror/laser structure

To Do:
  • Create Arduino shield and structure
  • Build structure
  • Write instructions
    • Make a linkable parts list
    • Draw schematic 

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Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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2015-07-12 (Su)