[Final project] Cat toy

Cats love to chase a moving thing even it is not a bird of a mouse. For this characteristic, there are some apps to catch a goldfish or mice for cats. And they love to play with them.

02/02/2012 NEWS: News. RSPCA game app for the ipad for cats. Pic Annette Dew MM444705
02/02/2012 NEWS: News. RSPCA game app for the ipad for cats. Pic Annette Dew MM444705

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I do love cats, do love playing with cats, so wanted to give them more playful toy with physical interactions.

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Cats love to sit on a laptop. Maybe because it is warm? We do not know the reason exactly but  they love to sit there and distract us when we do our work with a laptop.

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In addition, cats are interested in the moving things on a screen. Even there is a lot of videos for cats on Youtube.

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So, why not making a toy with a laptop screen?

It would be combination of p5js and physical computing. When a cat put his legs on a sensor, it might be a piezo or a pressure sensor, a bird or a mice will be shown up a screen. Moreover, some sensor will be connected to a camera on a laptop, so a cat could see his or her face.

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#5. Digital Input & Output

 

 

I set three digital outputs, a green LED, a yellow LED and a motor, separately. The result was they were turned on in order of writing codes.

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So, I put two LEDs in a same digital output and they were turned on at the same time as I expected.

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I changed the delay time shorter to allow LEDs to blink faster. screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-11-20-57-pm