Published on May 1, 2016
Feed Them 2.0, is a remote pet feeder experiment for Ubiquitous Computing at University of Madeira. The prototype allows the owner to feed his pet even if he's not around. The prototype uses "littleBits" and IFTT to feed the animal, call for him using his owner's voice and to alert the owner if the main food storage is running low. It keeps the pet happier with the owner's voice and always has food when needed.
The materials used are wood for the main structure, motor support and opening flap. The main food container is just the cardboard tube from the inside of a kitchen paper roll (can be a pringles can or something similar).
For the sound and servo, there's a w20 cloud attached to a p3usb power, a w19 split that connects the cloud to a i25 mp3 player with a o24 synth speaker and the other end to a o11 servo with a motor connected to the opening flap.
Duration: 2 hours