The Monkey Couch Guardian Keeps Pets Off Furniture

The Monkey Couch Guardian Keeps Pets Off Furniture
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Does your pet love to jump up onto furniture when you’re not around? Make author Mark Frauenfelder shows off his Monkey Couch Guardian designed to keep cats and dogs off the bed while you’re away.

The Monkey Couch Guardian is simple in its design, but it gets the job done. Using an Arduino, a cymbal-banging monkey toy and a proximity sensor, the build causes the monkey to start clanging when anything gets near enough to it. Subsequently, your pet should be scared off when it tries to make its way near furniture it shouldn’t be on. You don’t have to use a monkey — any loud toy will do the trick. Head over to Make for a full parts list and guide on how to make the Monkey Couch Guardian yourself.

Monkey Couch Guardian [Make]

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