How to Make an Automatic Feeder with Your Own Hands
The design of the auto dog feeder is not so complicated, and if you like, you can do it yourself.
So, if you decide to make this device yourself, you will need:
- 2 plastic containers with internal dividers and covers;
- hinge for flip cover;
- thick film or transparent plastic for the curtain;
- distance sensor housing;
- handle from a 6-liter plastic bottle;
- hot melt glue;
- self-tapping screws;
- Light-emitting diode;
- limiting resistor;
- orduin board;
- straps for mounting.
- element from the children’s iron constructor.
We offer you a step-by-step instructions for the manufacture of feeders.
- In a plastic container, cut a hole the size of 60 by 45 mm.
- Attach the cover with eyelets and screws.
- From a transparent plastic (film) cut a rectangle slightly larger than the hole and attach it on the inside.
- Using an element from the children’s iron constructor and screws, we fix the servo drive to the container.
- From the handle of a six-liter plastic bottle we make a lever and fasten it to the hinged lid.
- Inside the container, set the plastic plate at an angle of 45 degrees (the food will pour over it) at an inclination.
- With the help of the Orduin program we make the firmware for the card, enter the settings (the desired feeding interval), fill the program onto the board.
- Fasten the board to the case.
- The LED is connected with a wire (cathode to the ground terminal, the anode to pin 2).
- Install on the LED limiting resistor.
- Connect the servo to the board: brown wire to the “ground”, red to pin 5B and orange to pin D7.
- We make holes in the back wall of the container and pass straps through them, with the help of which it will be possible to attach the feeder to the leg of a table or chair. This completes the assembly of the auto feeder.
An automatic feeder for dogs is a very convenient design, which should be in possession of the owners, often in departures. Thanks to her, your pet will always be fed and you do not have to worry about his health.
Here is one example WOPET automatic dog feeder.
As a pet owner looking for a programmable cat feeder, I can say that the WOPET A36 automatic pet feeder can be a great choice. This device allows pet owners to customize food portions for their pets and assign them correctly. If you prefer to limit food intake by a cat, you can try the WOPET device.
The automatic control system of the cat feeder was made possible by the portion control system. In addition, this machine works with dry or wet cat food, and can also be programmed for 4 meals cycles each day.