Do you have cats that love to jump up on counters and you don't want to have to constantly monitor to make sure your cats are behaving? With Microsoft Lobe and machine learning, you can easily set up a Raspberry Pi to monitor things for you and make sure your counters are free of kitty paw prints.

This project will train your cats to stay off the counter by detecting a cat on the counter using Machine Learning and activating a servo to jingle some keys and scare your cat away. This complete project includes a 3D printable stand that holds everything together to make it really convenient.

By using machine learning, you will no longer need to be on high alert every time you leave some meat on the counter or anything else enticing to the average cat.


Angled shot of assembled BrainCraft HAT with Raspberry Pi Camera and long FPC ribbon cable.
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Standard Size - High Torque - Metal Gear Servo  with three pin cable
This high-torque standard servo now comes in a metal-gear flavor, for extra-high torque (10 kg*cm!) and reliability! It can rotate at least 120 degrees (60 in each direction) with a...
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Continuous Rotation Servo Wheel
Plastic wheel with a cutout specially designed to allow attachment to our larger continuous rotation servo. Makes it easy to get your...
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Angled shot of STEMMA JST PH 3-Pin to Male Header Cable - 200mm.
This cable will let you turn a JST PH 3-pin cable port into 3 individual wires with high-quality 0.1" male header plugs on the end. We're carrying these to match up with our...
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Additional Required Parts

You will also need a couple of other items. Around 8 old keys or something similar which rattles. At least 4 zip ties.

Optional Parts

To make use of the 3D printable stand, you will need these parts:

Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set with M2.5 Threads, kit box
Totaling 380 pieces, this M2.5 Screw Set is a must-have for your workstation. You'll have enough screws, nuts, and hex standoffs to fuel your maker...
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1/4 Screw with D-Ring top
Whaddya got a screw loose or something?This is an industry standard 1/4" Photo Screw with a handy D-ring for tightening purposes. This will fit...
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Pile of 50 Button Hex Machine Screws
Cute as a button, these button-head hex screws are what we suggest for putting together a project with our slotted extruded aluminum. Use a 2.5mm hex wrench to attach/detach. This...
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Pack of 4 Little Rubber Bumper Feet
Keep your electronics from going barefoot, give them little rubber feet! These small sticky bumpers are our favorite accessory for any electronic kit or device. They are sticky, but...
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This guide was first published on Jul 13, 2021. It was last updated on Jun 22, 2021.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jun 22, 2021.

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