Teaching your dog to send selfies with an Arduino Yún

Atmel | Bits & Pieces

One Maker used the combination of an Arduino Yún, Twilio and a big red button to train his puppy to send selfies. 

Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen Makers use the combination of Twilio and Arduino to create a bunch of unexpected yet innovative things. Most recently, Greg Baugues paired the powers of this tandem with man’s best friend by training his new pup to take a selfie.


After teaching his dog to turn on a light by pressing buttons, Baugues began wondering if he could use the same mechanisms to teach Kaira to also send selfies. Well, evidently you can using an Arduino Yún (ATmega32U4) and a big red button. This was accomplished by housing the Arduino board inside an empty cigar box along with a massive arcade LED button from Adafruit. Meanwhile, a second box was employed as a stand for a webcam that was connected to the Yún.


“The Wi-Fi enabled Arduino Yún has two microprocessors: one does all the pin interaction you typically…

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