People are pretty disappointed at the lack of jet packs and moving sidewalks and the other fun technology promised during Space Age America. But, better than all that, we now have a way for dogs to text us selfies.
A coder has taught his puppy to shoot a selfie and text it to him, Mashable reports. Greg Baugues, who works for tech company Twilio, first trained his puppy, Kaira, to turn on a light switch, then decided to up her game for the Instagram era.
Baugues built a box with an Arduino Yún microcontroller and a giant red button. Then he connected it to his computer’s wifi and entered some code. If you are interested in tackling this project, it apparently can be done.
“Using some easily obtainable parts, some basic programming and the Twilio service, you too can have your best buddy sending you selfies while you’re at the office,” the YouTube text reads.
Having our dogs send ridiculous photos of themselves to us might be worth the investment to learn a little code. Thank you, technology! You did your job.