Automatic Cat Feeder #3DThursday #3DPrinting




from Automatic Cat Feeder #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Ben

B6f4a0a6dd929720f84887f35c9f5f7c preview featured

Shared by strablej on Thingiverse:

This is an enclosure built around the PVC/servo/auger from kitlaan’s Auger-Based Cat Feeder (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:27854). It is set up to use a reservoir from a cereal dispenser like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00147GB2O/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_pfZJCbE1DG33T After you remove the paddle from inside the reservoir, there will be 2 holes that need filled. I used a couple of M5 bolts with lock nuts.

There is a small hole inside the lid of the enclosure, so that wiring can be run to my laser range finder (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071DW8M8V/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_kkZJCbQ90V3XV) inside the reservoir lid. It can determine how much food is remaining in the reservoir after every feeding.

Download the files and learn more


649-1
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!





Original article: Automatic Cat Feeder #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Author: