I CAN HAS TWITTER?
Make a cheery cat toy that sends tweets,
and let your cat join the millions of other
Twitter-critters who update the world
regularly with their activities.
About 2 months ago, after years of begging and pleading
from my family, I reluctantly agreed to get another cat from
the local shelter. We already have a menagerie of beasts
that share our home, but for some reason they felt we
I admit, I do like our new addition to the family. Chester is
a spunky little stray who’s always looking for fun. Even if it
means knocking a few things off my desk as I write this
article. The only problem is, when my wife goes in to work,
she misses her new cat and always wants to know his
She used to ask me for updates, but after a while I realized that I needed to make something that would take me
out of the loop, and let the cat communicate with my wife
twitter.com. I needed a Twittering cat toy. And
that’s how Kitty Twitty came to fruition, after some basic
soldering and crafting with just a few parts.
Photography by Marc de Vinck
Set up: p. 83
Make it: p. 84
Use it: p. 91
Marc de Vinck moonlights as an artist creating interactive sculpture from his studio in the Northeast. He is a member of the MAKE Advisory Board, a contributing writer for MAKE, and the product curator for the Maker Shed.