Seed Cleaner (separator)

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Introduction: Seed Cleaner (separator)

Most pet birds peel seeds before eating. The result is filling the feeders peels that is not eaten.

So you can't know how much food is inside the feeder... There are some ways like blowing, etc., but is not as effective.

Having this problem I was looking for solution that can easily separate the seeds from the peel.

I have some ideas and after some search on the internet i came to construct the following layout :

Step 1: Watch the Video

What is this ? Thiw is a machine that separates the peel from the seeds !

Step 2: How It Works ?

Blue ---> seeds

Red ---> wind

Green ---> peel

As seen from the figure above mixture (seed - peel) comes from the upper runs down the path as that blows air fending off << light >> shells and letting fall the << heavy >> seeds. So the two bowls are ready and segregated seeds from peels!

This construction has a hair dryer for engine and the other system is of a shoe box and cardboard!

Step 3: That's It

Important notice !

You mustn't mix the seeds from different cages to avoid diseases !

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    11 Discussions

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    KarlaL23
    KarlaL23

    Question 6 months ago on Step 3

    Do you happen to have the measurements of the cuts you made for this? Do the diagonal pieces have to be exact? I'm all for hooking up the blow dryer for it, rather than getting a fan. I'm not looking to spend hundreds....just tired of seed hulls in every crevace of my body LOL

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    CaptSyn
    CaptSyn

    1 year ago

    I built mine with wood and plexiglass, but the fan is just too weak. I'm using a 40cfm 80mm pc fan on a variable speed controller. My problem is finding a 12 volt fan, over 40cfm, that uses no more than 0.8amps (the max my controller will handle). I found a 120mm fan that might work, but the side of my box isn't wide enough to accomodate it. I've been looking at blower type fans instead, but can't find any that fit the bill. I want to keep it at 12 volts, so it can be powered with a battery for off-grid use.

    I built a large floor model, as seen at http://realseeds.co.uk/seedcleaner.html that uses a vacuum cleaner and it works great down to basil seed, but for anything smaller or lighter, it's useless.

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    Tahquitz
    Tahquitz

    2 years ago

    nice job.I need to separate acorns from leaves and will scale this up to hit my mark! You read my mind!

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    CaptSyn
    CaptSyn

    3 years ago

    I tried this with valerian seed and it didn't work at all. No adjustments I tried worked. Not saying this gadget doesn't work, cause I know it does, but valerian is just too light.

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    Georges Creations
    Georges Creations

    Reply 3 years ago

    Try to <<play>> with the air amount will give in order to find the correct ratio and i think that it will work

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    Eirinn
    Eirinn

    4 years ago

    Simple and effective - nice!

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    Luna10064
    Luna10064

    4 years ago

    I'm going to sweep up airsoft bbs with a shop vac and use this to separate sawdust and dirt from the bbs

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    kenayet
    kenayet

    4 years ago

    I liked it very much, thanx

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    Terranan
    Terranan

    4 years ago

    Pretty clever! Good work. :)