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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 :)

    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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