Over 16k upvotes in around 24h for 18 months of work on a side project - the ultimate cat feeder is pretty neat and the cat is happy, too
The ultimate cat feeder is done. Watch the demo and see why so many people like it!
The over-engineered cat feeder
I’m truly amazed that my first version of the ultimate cat-feeder “stormed” the Reddit (stormed - at least for my standards). The stats around 24h after publishing just a 2 min demo are:
- my original post: reddit.com/r/3Dprinting - 6.5k upvotes
- crosspost: reddit.com/r/EngineeringPorn - 5.7k upvotes
- crosspost: reddit.com/r/specializedtools - 2.1k upvotes
- 9gag: 9gag - Automatic Cat Feeder - 1.7k points
- article: all3dp.com - Put Your Cat on a Diet With a 3D Printed Food Dispenser
- another article, after 24h: hackaday.com - Cat Feeder Adds Metrics To Meow Mix
Without further ado:
Music Credits: Fruits by JayJen Music https://soundcloud.com/jayjenmusic
You can find more details on the cat feeder (building progress, features, technical details) here - all posts with cat-feeder tag.
Shut up and take my money!
Some people said they would want to buy it.
Are you one of them?
Here there was a form to share your email, if you were interested in buying the product. Some people thought the files/software will be for sale. No, the files/software/hardware will be Open Sourced, for free, in fact STL files just got published. I was considering for a split second selling The Ultimate, Cloud Cat Feeder as a ready product (despite open-sourcing it), but I decided not to.
As I wrote, the cat feeder will be open sourced - STLs, firmware and software. Please be patient though - there are a lot of files and there are hard-coded certificates in the source code - I need to find and get rid of them. Check this blog/Twitter/FB page for updates - they will be coming in August/September.
Thumbnail image credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cksr/9151044000
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