Nyan Cat hat will be the hit of the party…. for about one minute

Seriously, this Nyan Cat hat is the only part needed for a fantastic Halloween costume. It looks pretty good in this still image, but we dare you to watch the clip of it in action (embedded after the break) without letting a beaming grin creep onto your face. Everyone’s going to just love this… until it starts to get really annoying.

When switched on, the iconic meme rotates around the headgear, bobbing its head and tail as she sings the song of her people. There are also stars made of white LEDs that twinkle very brightly in the process. The presentation is quite good, but even better is seeing the build process. Luckily [Ben Katz] posted a series of detailed articles during the adventure. The mechanism responsible for driving the cat around the hat was laser cut from acrylic. It includes a large gear with teeth on the inside, which is interface by a continuously rotating servo motor with a much smaller gear. The head and tail bobbing are purely mechanical, using the revolving motion to turn a spindle as the cat makes its way around the brim.

26 thoughts on “Nyan Cat hat will be the hit of the party…. for about one minute

    1. Whats “advertisements” ?
      Oh, wait, should probably have disabled adblock and noscript to see them.

      Ads suck. That being said, I would happily donate to HAD if there was a button for it.

      HAD admins => Add some way to donate !

      1. Excellent idea.

        I too have Adblock, but thee days it allows through “righteous” (I.E. non-annoying / non-tracking / non-evil) adverts so sites can still get paid.

        Although I’m basically with Bill Hicks on advertisers.

      2. I use pixelserv to deal with annoying ads. combine that with your favorite web browser plugin and you can catch most everything.

  1. holy crap “Nyan Cat hat will the the hit of the party‚Ķ. for about one minute” ‘the the hit’?! c’mon use msword or SOMETHING.

  2. Well I guess I’ll be the first to not whine…

    That is an awesome piece of work! Sure it probably weighs at least 3 lbs or so, but for two weeks worth of work, that is a commendably good result.

  3. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HOLY CRAP!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!! fuck, man!! fuck….

  4. this is dumb, like cocaine dumb, like “welcome back cottter” dumb ( i had too look up 2 see why that show was such a big deal) it was the worst of all time…. like this cat & those ugly faces people post online , like like people that think “Drake” makes actual music or has any talent dumb Like people who take the worst music or the worst art or the worst clothes or the lamest jokes & pretend they are super cool until other tards follow along in eternal tardum that dumb.

    1. You seem like the type of person who scolds a two year old for coloring outside the lines.

      Someday I’m sure you’ll learn to lighten up a bit and just have fun. Until then, I hope you fend off the heart attacks.

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