January 21, 2013 AT 2:05 pm

Automated Eating for Your Pets

Don’t let your luddite pet claim she never benefitted from human technology.  Commercially available automatic cat feeders have been on the market for a while, but when Jonathan Foote was disappointed by the available selection, he rigged a jelly bean dispenser to release some kibbles to his favorite feline while he was out.  Following instructions from EvilMadScientist, he attached a relay board to a remote control on a timer and voila!  kitty gets fed on time, even if he’s gone to Timbuktu.

So no more hating on technology kitty!


“D is for Diode” – Circuit Playground Episode 4 is out now! CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!



1 Comment

  1. This definitely need a revision that swaps the relay for a MOSFET! :-)

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.