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April 5, 2013 AT 9:00 am

Raspberry Pi Powered Cat Feeder #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

DaveBryanCatFeeder

Here’s an excellent Raspberry Pi cat feeder project from Dave Bryan over at TCMaker. Via MAKE.

In this blog post, I’ll list out the step-by-step (for the most part) process to building your very own Wifi Enabled Raspberry Pi Powered Cat/Human Feeder.

I’ve published a Google spreadsheet here, that lists the specific parts and components that you need to acquire for this project. It’s really simple, and can be easily assembled in about 4-6 hours once you have all the parts.

Tools required:

  • Soldering Iron
  • Drill
  • 1/2″ drill bit
  • 1″ drill bit (for push button switch, optional)
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Wire cutter
  • Pliers

Prerequisites for the build:

Mount the servos!

The continuous rotation servos need to be attached to the handles to rotate the flapper wheel. First thing first, test to see if the servo is powerful enough to move the flapper handle. I grabbed some gaffer tape in this case, and taped it to the front of the handle, and held on to it, while telling the servo to run….

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1 Comment

  1. Amazing idea for the cat at home during work hours:-) adding a cam will take it to the next level.

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