Turns out that the most useless machine (how-to coming up in MAKE Vol. 23) also makes a great cat toy! This Japanese version is sold as a bank that grabs a coin when you place it in the “bowl switch,” which is triggered by the cat in this video. [via Cute Overload]

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).