By Phil Plait | June 30, 2007 3:00 pm

Just some silliness: a guy attached a webcam to his cat’s collar, and the pictures it has taken are actually rather engaging. Some of his captions are a bit twee, but others made me LOL. And I wish I had thought of this! Someone should tell him to put Google ads on his site; he’ll get rich. But he’ll have to reinvest in more cats and cams.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Humor, Time Sink

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  1. University Update - Google - Catcam | June 30, 2007
  1. Not silly at all, very interesting. Now why didn’t I think of that?

  2. Christian Burnham

    I agree. It’s no sillier than looking at stars all night!

    I was interested to find out about the secret cat conferences that take place underneath cars.

  3. The snake was a surprise.

  4. That’s frickin’ great. The next time someone claims technology doesn’t make life better, I’m sending them that URL.

  5. That’s actually really cool! I think I might order one or two of his kits and see what my cats are up to during the day…

  6. Rowsdower

    Mondo-cool! Coolest application of technology I’ve seen in a long time. Of course, I live in a 1 bedroom apartment and my cat is strictly indoors, so it wouldn’t be very interesting here, but on my sister’s cats…

  7. Next, he should put a GPS on the cat so he can see where that secret cat den was.

  8. Mark Hansen

    That was great! I would love to hook up something like that to our cat. And Aeriks idea alongside the webcam – perfect!

  9. Only problem is that we plan to get us a Turkish Van Cat :-(

  10. Hark3n

    I totally love this.

    Now this is how science is supposed to be applied. Wonderfull.

    I myself have a cat and would have loved having this this past weekend, as we got robbed and, who knows, maybe our kat could have snapped some pics of the burglars.

    BTW, love your site. Really the thinking mans blog.


  11. Gary Ansorge

    I love cats. So slinky, sensuous and cool. Unfortunately, while my Chow dogs also love cats, they prefer them baked, broiled or fried,,,bummer,,,

    I wonder how much fun cats could have in a low G environment? Now a camera enabled cat in that environment would be really entertaining/informative.

    GAry 7
    PS NEVER laugh at a Siamese cat when she’s just fallen off the transom,,,she’ll likely plan and execute some hideous revenge,,,

  12. Edward Cohen

    I agree, most interesting technology I’ve seen in a long time.
    Would like to see more of the same.
    Takes me back to the sixties when I built hi-fi equipment from scratch.

  13. slang

    No problem Thomas, just use one of those underwater cams :)

  14. Grand Lunar

    I’d use this on my cat, but since she’s strictly an indoor kitty, it wouldn’t be as fun.

  15. Troy

    Reminds me of an experiment I performed. I attached a cheap longish webcam to a model rocket. It required the next engine size up but actually worked rather well, even taking images of the base rocket 300 feet in the air (against the back drop of the launch site).

  16. Irishman

    Vat is dis, “twee”?

  17. Twee –adjective Chiefly British.
    affectedly dainty or quaint: twee writing about furry little creatures.


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