Introduction: Automatic Fish Feeder
When you are in your home and no one to care for your fish, you can rely on homemade fish feeder. The production takes approximately 3 hours, about 2 hours for the mechanical part and 1 hour for the electronics. Also you will not overfeed your fish or leave them hungry. Suitable for people with busy schedules or people on vacation.
Step 1: What You'll Need
- permanent marker
- DC motor
- soldering iron
- hot silicone gun
- cutting disc
- 555 timer
- 5V relay
- 2x 47Kohm resistors
- 10Kohm potentiometer
- 10uF electrolytic capacitor
- 10uF electrolytic capacitor OR micro button
- 1000uF electrolytic capacitor
- 0.1uF ceramic capacitor
Step 2: Marking and Cutting
Mark and cut the pipe, the pin and the box size and appropriate tool if you do not have a dremel you can use manual hacksaw.
Step 3: Installing the Parts in the Box
Placing the stud in wheel, fix with pin and conect the spring with stud.
Step 4: Connect the Parts
Before connecting filing the holes of the tubes. After that conect the tubes with hot siliconе gun, also DC motor to box.
Step 5: Electical Part
Buy a relay timer or make the scheme.
Step 6: All Parts in the Box
Put all parts in the box and connect wheel to the motor by elastic and close the box.
Step 7: Finish and Test
- Set the timer.
- Connect the transformator and timer to contact.
- Connect the transformer to the fish feeder with conductors.
Fill the feeder with food.
Now you can go out camping and don't worry about your fish!
This project enter in:
FIX & REPAIR CONTEST
AGE OF AQUARIUMS CONTEST
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Age of Aquariums Contest
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