For my Digital Multimedia class final, I created a treat dispenser that is activated by pulling a chain, which starts a servo motor that spins a wheel to dispense treats to my to African Grey parrots.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Materials you will need:

Order Online:
  • Creative Foraging SystemsGeneration II Wheel (Link here)
  • Servo - Generic High Torque Full Rotation, Standard Size (Link here)
Purchase at Radio Shack:
  • Arduino Uno
  • Standard wire
  • Button
  • Wire shrink tubing (optional)
  • Break away strip male headers
  • Soldering iron
Purchase at Home Depot:
  • Toilet flush lever
  • (1) 5/16in hex nut
  • (1) 5/16in hex head bolt
  • (1) 5/16in hex lock nut
  • (4) 5/16in washers
  • Spacers
  • Epoxy
  • Screen door rollers
  • Plastic box to contain everything
  • Some spare wood
  • Drill
  • Forstner drill bits
  • Saw

<p>Nice work, man!</p>
My friends bird just sits there
I just think that is so epic!
I also have a Gray and know how important it is to keep them busy. This is a really great idea that I think you can grow on as well meaning different designs etc. Great job!
That's a smart project for a smart bird. Thanks for sharing. (Now it's time for legions of cat and dog owners to scale this up.)

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