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  • StuartM28 commented on dodgey99's instructable Automatic Arduino Powered Pet Feeder1 year ago
    Automatic Arduino Powered Pet Feeder

    Yes I do see what you mean. I wonder if having the inlet from the T-piece more rounded in the direction of travel for the food will help to mitigate the problem. Something like this: http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00ZKdaVDNPCtkQ...Do you have any tips when buying a kit for the i3 printer? I see they're as low as £159 on eBay, and sometimes as expensive as £500. I'm no fool to believe they are as good as each other, but which parts shouldn't be skimped on?Thanks again

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  • StuartM28 commented on dodgey99's instructable Automatic Arduino Powered Pet Feeder1 year ago
    Automatic Arduino Powered Pet Feeder

    Interesting! Thank you for the information. I guess I'll give the modified servo a go first. I would expect that the jamming may be a combination of speed and how much space there is between the fins of the auger, altering how much food is in motion at any one time. Really must get myself a 3D printer so I can try out more than one design when I do this :)

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  • StuartM28 commented on dodgey99's instructable Automatic Arduino Powered Pet Feeder1 year ago
    Automatic Arduino Powered Pet Feeder

    Thanks for your design and ideas. I'm new to Arduino but this is definitely something I want to build. I plan to go a step further and read the cat's microchip too so each cat gets the right quantity of food when they come in. I don't yet appreciate the different types of motor enough so I was wondering why you chose a servo over, say, a stepper to drive the auger? Thanks for you feedback!

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