Hattori Meowzo: Raspberry Pi Cat Toy @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Here’s a fun project that will distract your cat while you’re working on other fun projects! Here’s more from Grant Desselle via hackster.io:
A servo connected to rack and pinion gears makes an object extend and retract from an enclosure, emulating the motion of a mouse leaving and retreating from its hole…. When the motion detector senses motion, the camera takes a picture and then the app uses OpenCvSharp to check if it can recognize a cat’s face in the photo.
If it does recognize a cat’s face, it takes another picture and a short video while it runs a predefined routine of movements. If a cat’s face is not recognized in the photo taken after movement was detected, the toy returns to checking for movement.
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