By Evan Ackerman
See this thing? This is the bane of curious little kitties everywhere. It’s a blender and a strobe light attached to a remote switch that’s triggered by a motion sensing camera. When kitty decides to explore the counter in search of yummy houseplants, the blender and strobe light fire off for 3 seconds, and a camera documents the whole thing, uploads the movie, and sends the owner a link via email. You could come up with a simpler solution to keep cats off of your counters, but why would you want to? Click here to watch the videos, they’re damn funny.
The Blender Defender is something you can build yourself for a couple hundred bucks and a passing familiarity with Linux; basic instructions are on the Blender Defender website.