Xbox controllers: people love them for gaming, but why not extend that fondness to walking dogs and picking up their crap? That’s what Instructables user mikeasaurus decided to do, and he ended up creating one of the most ridiculously awesome ways to repurpose a gaming device.
If you love having your pets with you all the time — even when you’re sleeping — you’re going to wind up with some hair/fur in the bed. Presuming you don’t want to wash your sheets daily, you can fix the problem using a squeegee.
Keeping your pet’s water dish full can be a chore (especially if your pet is the large, thirsty kind). Commercial auto-water devices are expensive and don’t supply the freshest water. The hacker solution, of course, is to rig your own water-refilling system.