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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Step 1:

Cut the pringles can

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

(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

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

Place Pringles can’s plug as seen the picture

Step 9:

Tape pringles can’s plug and the box

Step 10:

Place and glue the box to the cardboard

Step 11:

Place your servo bit as seen on the picture

Step 12:

Clip your Pringles can to the Servo

Step 13:

Almost ready, let's automate it :-)

Step 14:

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 ?

Here is our cat, Sun's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sun__the__cat/

<p>Nice project, my cat eats way too much, so maybe I can give it some needed diet with this :-)<br>I found another project using a RPI:<br><a href="http://drstrangelove.net/2013/12/raspberry-pi-power-cat-feeder-updates/" rel="nofollow">http://drstrangelove.net/2013/12/raspberry-pi-powe...</a><br>But this is better, as I like the cloudBit. <br></p>
<p>That's an awesome way to build one for cheap! We need one for our cat :)</p>

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