Moving Cat Toy + Feeder

by jackiegerstein

Published on February 28, 2015

I conceptualized an adaptation of the three-wheeler (from the basic kit manual) as a cat toy/feeder. I used the light light sensor and bar graph to activate the toy when the sun comes up in the morning. Once activated due to the sun, the engine moves and the LED in the feathered tail would light up.  The moving device with the trailing feathers and LED encourages my cat to chase it, hence getting a little exercise prior to catching the reward of her cat food situated on the truck bed. Her body covers the light sensor causing it to stop and giving her a chance to eat. From the basics kit I connected the power source into the light sensor (so the moving toy + feeder would be activated in the morning) into the bargraph (to evaluate if enough light is being used) connected via wires to the motor below the body which connected, via the wires, to the LED light in the tail trailing behind. See https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/educator-as-lead-learner-learning-littlebits...

How To Make It


Described in https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/educator-as-lead-learner-learning-littlebits/

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