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An automatic pet dispenser made with littleBits & IFTTT and some recycled stuff I found at home, such as: a cardboard box, a box of country pâté, a Pringles can, etc.
Visit full story here: https://fxcuissot.com/diy-smart-automatic-pet-feeder/Step 1
Cut the Pringles can.Step 2
Enjoy a good old box of country pâté and then make holes as seen on the picture.Step 3
Get a cardboard box and cut a hole on the top as seen on the picture. Glue four wood craft sticks.Step 4
Configure your cloudBit: http://littlebits.cc/cloudstart.
Circuit: USB Power + cloudBit + Timeout (optional) + Servo. Glue your mounting board on the cardboard and then place your circuit.Step 5
Glue the servo on the small hole of your box of pâté.Step 6
Stick with a powerstrip your X accessory for the Servo on the bottom of the Pringles can.Step 7
Cut the Pringles can’s plug as seen on the picture.Step 8
Place Pringles can’s plug as seen the picture.Step 9
Tape Pringles can’s plug and the box.Step 10
Place and glue the box to the cardboard.Step 11
Place your servo bit as seen on the picture.Step 12
Clip your Pringles can to the Servo.Step 13
Almost ready, let's automate it.Step 14
Go to IFTTT.com, create a new applet: if Button Widget, then littleBits output level 100% for 2 seconds.
Bonus: Go to IFTTT.com, create a new applet: if Date & Time / every day at HH:MM, then littleBits output level 100% for 2 seconds.
Feel free to share yours, ask for any improvements or questions on how to build it! Did you try it at home?