Introduction: Automatic Cat Feeder

An automatic pet dispenser made with litlleBits and some recycled stuff I found at home; such as a Cardboard box, a Box of country pâté, a Pringles can, …

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Cut the pringles can

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Enjoy a good old box of country pâté and then make holes as seen on the picture

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Get a cardboard box and cut a hole on the top as seen on the picture. Glue four wood craft sticks.

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(configure your cloudBit: Circuit: USB Power + cloudBit (+ Timeout (Optional)+ Servo Glue your mounting board on the cardboard and then place your circuit

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Glue the Servo on the small hole of your box of pâté

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Stick with a powerstrip your X accessory for the Servo on the bottom of the pringles can

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Cut the Pringles can’s plug as seen on the picture

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Place Pringles can’s plug as seen the picture

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Tape pringles can’s plug and the box

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Place and glue the box to the cardboard

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Place your servo bit as seen on the picture

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Clip your Pringles can to the Servo

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Almost ready, let's automate it :-)

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Go to, create a new applet: If “Button Widget “Then “littleBits output level 100% for 2 seconds” Bonus: Go to, create a new applet: If “Date & Time / every day at HH:MM” Then “littleBits output level 100% for 2 seconds”

Feel free to share yours, ask for any improvements or questions on how to build it ! Did you try it at home ?

Here is our cat, Sun's instagram:


Biff_T (author)2017-03-30

Nice project, my cat eats way too much, so maybe I can give it some needed diet with this :-)
I found another project using a RPI:
But this is better, as I like the cloudBit.

Swansong (author)2017-03-21

That's an awesome way to build one for cheap! We need one for our cat :)

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