Everybody knows that if you've got real criminals to deal worry about, you buy a gun or a katana. That's why we're planning on pointing this "witness camera" DIY project at those little household criminals, like Felix. The project involves a few cheap-as-free components like a VGA CMOS color camera, PIR movement sensor, ATmega32 processor and a 1GB SD card. Oddly enough, the box looks like a regular alarm detector, which seems it'd be the first thing a burglar -- or a diabolical cat that likes to hold hapless fish ransom for unreasonable quantities of catnip -- would try to disable, but we suppose the whole point of DIY is that you can hide the setup in whatever you please.

[Via MAKE]

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