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
Enjoy a good old box of country pâté and then make holes as seen on the picture
Get a cardboard box and cut a hole on the top as seen on the picture. Glue four wood craft sticks.
(configure your cloudBit: http://littlebits.cc/cloudstart) Circuit: USB Power + cloudBit (+ Timeout (Optional)+ Servo Glue your mounting board on the cardboard and then place your circuit
Glue the Servo on the small hole of your box of pâté
Stick with a powerstrip your X accessory for the Servo on the bottom of the pringles can
Cut the Pringles can’s plug as seen on the picture
Place Pringles can’s plug as seen the picture
Tape pringles can’s plug and the box
Place and glue the box to the cardboard
Place your servo bit as seen on the picture
Clip your Pringles can to the Servo
Almost ready, let's automate it :-)
Go to IFTTT.com, create a new applet: If “Button Widget “Then “littleBits output level 100% for 2 seconds” Bonus: Go to IFTTT.com, 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 ?
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