Automated Cat Feeder
by damonkohler, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
This is my Android-powered, automated cat feeder. A Python script runs via SL4A on the phone serving up a webcam feed and taking care of triggering the feeder on schedule.
For more details, video, and code, see my blog entry here:
To print this on a MakerBot, you'll need to be careful how you orient the STLs on the platform. They're a tight fit! You'll need to print two of the back brackets and one of the front. The motor is bolted on to the front bracket from the inside. So, you'll need to attach the drive shaft and motor to the bracket first and then use the brackets to mount the cereal dispenser.
When printing the drive shaft, I recommend using a raft. In addition, I got the best results when using comb and multiply to print a 2x2 matrix. This allows the layers to cool sufficiently, making a tall and skinny print possible.
If you intend to use the food chute, pay attention to the height you mount the cereal dispenser. The food chute is approximately 10cm high.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingPrint Fulfilment
Order a print of this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Automated Cat Feeder by damonkohler is licensed under the BSD License license.
What does this mean?
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving damonkohler a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure damonkohler would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).