Start here to read about the ultimate cat feeder.

Once upon a time, I’ve spent 1.5 years over-engineering a cat feeder

…and it turned out great! Check it out:

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Description & details

  1. Motivation, features and 3D Designing
  2. 3D Printing - gallery
  3. Internet response - 16k upvotes under 24h!
  4. 3D models - STL files
  5. Hardware - electronics, schematic, PCB
  6. Firmware - Arduino code, high-level design
  7. Metrics ingestion - AWS IoT/Lambda
  8. The Dashboard

Resources

See posts above for descriptions & links to resources. However, here are direct GitHub links for convenience:

Best of… images

First version of the ultimate cloud cat feeder! First version of the ultimate cloud cat feeder!
The ultimate cloud cat feeder dashboard (website)! The ultimate cloud cat feeder dashboard (website)!
3D rendering with features description 3D rendering with features description
Explode view of the cat feeder Explode view of the cat feeder
Emma - my cat waiting for food Emma - my cat waiting for food
The heart of the ultimate cloud cat feeder - PCB The heart of the ultimate cloud cat feeder - PCB
Overall ultimate cloud cat feeder architecture Overall ultimate cloud cat feeder architecture
Happy Emma sleeping in her favorite studio apartment Happy Emma sleeping in her favorite studio apartment

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