Ratsberry Pi – scampering Halloween rats

A quicky today – I’ve been running from meeting to meeting all day and have only just managed to get some time at my desk now, at half past four in the afternoon. Great meetings, though, and I discovered that Ben “Pi Weekly” Nuttall not only rescues the drowning in his kayak, but also does parkour.

Anyway. This Adafruit project, putting good use to servo motors, red LEDs and a bushel of rubber rodents, is just the ticket for freaking out your mother this Halloween.

Instructions and a parts list are at Adafruit, where I’m pretty sure Mosfet the cat (Mooncake’s favourite Skype buddy) is having a fantastic time with the rubber corpses.

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8 comments

The Raspberry Pi Guy avatar

That is such a good project! Even better if you could get them scampering around though!

The Raspberry Pi Guy

AndrewS avatar

And I guess it’d be easy to take the same principles and create a ceiling-mounted “Batsberry Pi” version ;-)

Rachel Rayns avatar

Ben and I need to do a kayaking hack.

I <3 Kayaking.

liz avatar

So do Eben and I, although I suspect we’re not quite as skilled as Ben…

AndrewS avatar

At hacking, or at kayaking? :)

HaggisHunter avatar

Just make sure you pay attention to cooling: you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

Ben Nuttall avatar

That is a truly awful pun.

Rachel – it’s on. Let’s chat this weekend.

pd avatar

Fry and Laurie couldn’t have said it better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZITno-8HP9o

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