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Published on: September 13, 2013 / Comments: None

Build a Tiny Laser Turret

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Ranking up there in the category of possibly over engineered cat toys, is the TinyLaserTurret.  This will probably keep you _and_ fluffy entertained for at least a few hours.

The brains of the operation is an ATTiny85 microcontroller.  The unit is controlled by a Wii Nunchuck (using the WiiChuck adapter).  Pan & tilt are made available via servos.   Then there’s a 5v red laser module for that mysterious dot that fluffy can’t seem to ever catch.  Because of current requirements the laser is driven with a transistor.  Everything is mounted on a 3D Printed frame.

Fun.

Source code, and schematic are available on github.  Author’s article here.

Also here’s a video of it in action.
 

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