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Automated Pet Food Dispenser

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Bought a servo to control the augur. Need to get it working and connect it to the dispenser.

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I was looking for a project that I could do with my #2 son, Timothy. He suggested an automated pet food dispenser. I found one on Instructables that looked pretty simple. Plus, it would let me use maker tools like the 3D printer and CNC router. Once I create the pieces, Tim and I will assemble it. I only hope our dog lives long enough to use it.

This dispenser has a simple design.

I am not going to go over the step by step instructions. You can see them on the Instructables page. Also, my blog posts may give more information about some of the problems I encountered.

There are a couple of things I would do differently if I did it over again. First of all, I would purchase the PVC T, pitcher, and servo parts before I started making the other parts. That way, I could measure the pieces and adjust the drawings if needed.

Equipment and Tools Needed

  • 3D Printer
  • CNC router
  • Drill
  • Wire brush drill attachment
  • Screw driver

Bill of Materials

Part Desc Vendor Part Nbr Qty Unit Cost Total Cost
3/4“ Wood 3' x 2' $0.00 $0.00
Servo Sparkfun ROB-09347 1 $13.95 $13.95


  • ABS Plastic
  • Screws

Project Tasks

Task Status
3D print the parts Completed
Get trained on the CNC router Completed
Find some wood Completed
CNC cut the wooden parts Completed
Assemble everything Not started
Buy a timer Completed
Test the finished feeder Not started

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projects/automated_pet_food_dispenser.txt · Last modified: 2013/11/30 04:59 by kennethsbecker