Now with IRs and an LCD! Got a bit of a ways to go but it’s coming along swiftly!
CAT’s motor purrs when the petting sensor is being pet, and it meows back (in the Serial Monitor) when it hears you meowing at it!
C.A.T., or Cuddly Arduinic Therapist, is my project in Interface for Music & Media class.
What the– you’re building a cat?
Yes, an Arduino-powered one at that! One that won’t cause allergies or disgust its owner with hairballs. Petting CAT will make it react positively, purring at 50Hz (a healing frequency), giving the same benefit as a real animal. This is achieved through conductive thread/fabric and a vibrating motor. Many more surprises are to come; new Arduino shields and other fun parts will be in my mailbox soon! I’ll get some video up during the week, along with a few design/layout paintings too 🙂