Homemade CatCamera

Homemade CatCamera

Another cat project today… J.Perthold made a camera that takes pictures automatically… from a cat! –

Sometimes I have some challenging ideas, or crazy like some other people would say. This time I thought about our cat who is the whole day out, returning sometimes hungry sometimes not, sometimes with traces of fights, sometimes he stay also the night out.
When he finally returns, I wonder where he was and what he did during his day. This brought me to the idea to equip the cat with a camera. The plan was to put a little camera around his neck which takes every few minutes a picture. After he is returning, the camera would show his day. First I thought about transmitting live pictures from a remote RF camera, but the equipment is too expensive and battery consumption is too high.

So the idea was born and split into these parts:

  • find small, lightweight, inexpensive digital camera
  • develop a controller for the camera
  • protect the camera from cat attack
  • mount equipment to cat

WebWorld of J.P: Project – CatCamera using VistaQuest VQ1005 – [via] Link.

8 thoughts on “Homemade CatCamera

  1. Area66 says:

    Has anyone come up with a good name for Make: overwhelming a web site?

    Most of us are probably familiar with /.ing, or boinging a site, so what are we doing here? Maybe we ‘Made’ them?

    Oh well, I’ll get to look at the CatCam pictures eventually. The delay just brought this important question to mind.

  2. hex4def6 says:

    How about “voiding” a website? Voiding as in voiding your warranty, and voiding as in sending it to the void :)

  3. jordan314 says:

    Awesome! The link is down now though, I wonder what part of tripod’s TOS it violated (doesn’t seem like animal cruelty…maybe it’s just too much bandwidth)

  4. caadoptees says:

    He is back up at:


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