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Weaponizing Your Pets 6: The War Kitteh Success

The cat collar assembly being finally completed, the War Kitteh goes for a walkabout to do some wardriving in the neighborhood while staying tracked via GPS.

Back to Skitzy

Back to Skitzy

So, now we’re back to our volunteer cat (see right-hand image). This bastard still owes me a cell phone. We’re going to send him out with some practice stuff first to see that he comes back with it, and then I might let him play with my tech. So we put the collar on to see if he tolerated it, and he tolerated it marvelously. Reminding you of what it looked like before (see leftmost image below), and what it looks like now (middle image below). It’s all cool, except – you see that little bit behind his head, that little metal bit – that’s the name collar, it’s supposed to go on the bottom because the GPS is directly opposite. So we have to put a weight on it, so I went down to Ranger Supply. It’s a War Kitteh, it gets a bullet (see rightmost image below).

Bullet for the weight

Bullet for the weight

Now

Now

Before...

Before…

 

Something went wrong

Something went wrong

Now the new plan is the tech goes on the collar, the collar goes on the cat, the cat goes for a walkabout – and profit. So, initial deployments were … nothing (see right-hand image). I’m like: “No, no, no! I know this works!” So I grabbed all my stuff and I went out to my buddy Reeves’ house, did all the diagnostic, and everything is working fine, and I’m like: “What’s going on?” So we put the collar on the cat, we had a couple of beers, the cat walked under a bush and he hung out under that bush and licked himself for 20 minutes. People are like: “He’s cleaning himself.” Yeah, with his tongue, he’s licking himself! So I said: “Hey, Reeves, is that the cat under the bush?” He’s like: “No.” And he walked up, walked over the bush and said: “Yes,” and he grabs the bush and he shakes the bush, and the cat goes running out.

Results

Results

Woohoo!

Woohoo!

Another try

Another try

 

But we figured out a better deployment process (see leftmost image above) would be to let the collar sit outside for 5-10 minutes to get that GPS locked, bring the cat to the collar, put it on the cat, and then let the cat go for a walkabout, and this might work, maybe…Success, bitches! Here are the initial results (see rightmost image above), obfuscated for obvious reasons. And I’ve got somebody contacting me off the Internet, and he said: “Hey, I can help you out with visualizing this.” And check this out, somebody did this for me (watch video below). That’s awesome! I’d like to point out that I’d been working on this for a good number of months, and the damn cat never left the front yard.

Visualization of Skitzy’s results

Results for Coco

Results for Coco

New volunteer

New volunteer

Then we went to my grandmother and she said: “Oh, I’d love to know where Coco goes,” so we strapped it up to Coco (see right-hand image). We’ve got some results here. I’d like to point out we still have WAP and we still have open WiFi hotspots in 2014. Oh my God!

Results for Coco

Done with the War Kitteh

Done with the War Kitteh

Coco went a lot further, as you’ll see (watch video above). There he goes. He wandered all over the neighborhood. Yeah, he’s going to take a while. He actually caught a mouse during this deployment; that was very-very cool. You see we got really cool results, the cat has tolerated it brilliantly, and it was the fruition of a long work, and I can’t tell you how happy I was to get the initial results back. So, that’s the War Kitteh, ladies and gentlemen!
 

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