January 6, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

From the Forums: Twitter Enabled Automated Dog Feeder

James shared a Twitter Enabled Automated Dog Feeder in the Adafruit Forums!

I just wanted to write a quick post about my first Arduino prototype as I really must thank many of the forum users and Adafruit support staff for their gracious answers to my questions.

So without further hesitation, I present the Easy Eatery. This project was inspired by the fact that one of my dogs gets sick if we do not feed her at her exact feeding time. Yes, that’s right, total diva dog!! Due to frustration from wanting to stay out with friends instead of having to come home to feed this little princess, I decided to build an automated feeder that works much like an alarm clock that allows for two feeding times, but also has the ability to send a twitter message for verification to the user that everything went off without a hitch and also plays back your voice when it’s time to feed the dogs. Now, I understand this is not reinventing the wheel as there are many projects out there like this, but I felt it was a great way for me to gain understanding of how to program hardware using Arduino.

[The video] shows some of the capabilities of the device.
Again, a big thank you goes out to those who helped answer some of my questions.

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