Be sure you have a weighted base, either the batteries or something else with some weight. You might tilt the animal back slightly for viewing and stability. 

Turn the switch on the battery pack from OFF to ON. And enjoy your luck!

Going Further

You can use the Lucky Cat as a template for many projects. Add LED / LCD / OLED eyes, sound, whatever suits your fancy.

Check out Maneki Neko Defcon (Twitter @ManekiNekoDC)  for the design below with multi-segment eyes in the style of #BadgeLife, an A+ Lucky Cat.

Photo courtesy of @ManekiNekoDC

This work is by creators Sean McCabe and Daniel Samarin. The art is by Jeff Chang. There is an article on Engadget and the project, info, and code are on GitHub.

This guide was first published on Feb 05, 2019. It was last updated on Apr 21, 2024.

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