Cyborg Crafts: Sense Like a Cat With Whiskers

Chris Hill


I adopted a cat a couple of weeks ago (Figure 2&3). To celebrate, I wanted to make a cat whisker sensory extension puppet that looks like my cat.

The Puppet (who I call Mr. Bits) has four flex sensors attached to styrene strips, these sensors are read by an Arduino Nano Every that actuates the four vibration motors based on the sensor readings. Note, this is similar to my cat whisker sensory extension wearable from 2019