Daniel Hollands set out to adopt a cat, Apricat, last year, with a small hitch:
The RSPCA operate a traffic light classification for all the animals in their care, and upon our first introduction she was classified as green (to indicate that she was friendly), but by our second meeting a week later, she had been downgraded to amber.
Training Apricat proved to be difficult, with Apricat biting and scratching when being pet. This led to Project Wildcat, an IOT tracker using a Feather Huzzah8266, a button, and a 16×8 LED Featherwing to display the time from the last incident. Also, he built a cat-themed case to hold all the components.
As for Apricat? The author notes:
In truth, she had calmed down a lot before I even started making this project, and I think she’s truly feeling at home with us. So of course this project isn’t designed for punishment, instead it’s just a bit of fun and an excuse to build something, because we really love Apricat, and know that when she does bite us, it’s not aggressive, but instead just her playful way of showing she loves us.
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