When most people are in love with cats, they shower them with toys. However if you’re Ben Millam, a self-described “cat geek, you may want to create a feeding system that requires you cat to hunt down RFID-tagged “prey” to get his food.
Milan’s cat, Monkey, must with search for small Wiffle-ball like balls that are equipped with RFID tags and hidden around the house. When Monkey picks up a ball and drops it into an Arduino-powered ball receptacle, an RFID reader in the receptacle notes the arrival of the ball and dispenses food.
Not only does this high-tech contraption give Monkey the cat a chance to hunt prey, but it also rewards him when he brings home his “kills” to get a treat. To read more about this odd toy/food dispenser, click here.