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October 31, 2008

FetchBot – Automatic Ball Launcher Project made from a Computer Scanner

at 5:51 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks, What Were They Thinking


This is a great project that has pieces of an old scanner at its heart. I love the fact that this project is very functional, keeps the dog amused and was built on a recycled parts budget. I think it just needs some kind of water sprayer in the front that squirts just before it launches to prevent the inevitable ball to the nose that dog will endure. Have a look at the rest of the build pictures including a schematic of the launching electronics.

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5 Responses to “FetchBot – Automatic Ball Launcher Project made from a Computer Scanner”

  1. FetchBot DIY dog-ball launcher - SlashGear Says:

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  2. Mr. Evil Says:

    Not that it isn’t a neat hack, but should you be the one playing with the dog, and not a machination?

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  5. Ted Says:

    Hi I am an Airedale Terrier who wants his owner to make this! However my owner does not know much about electronics where can I get info to help with this project??

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