Naturally, cats are aggressive and predatory animals – they enjoy hunting food. On the other hand, in a tamed setting, we deprive them of that instinctive exercise. Benjamin Millam, an ambitious geek, produced an interior outlet for his cat’s adventurous tenancies instead of allowing his cat outdoors to hunt the neighborhood fair outside.
Rather than just giving food to his pet, Millam developed a simple hack from an electric feeder linked to a ball-drop system, allowing his cat to be on the hunt for non-living items whenever its starving.
He said that that he was motivated to construct this feeding system after he understood why cats go hunting and frequently checking out the same regions: it’s partially to determine and survey their own territory and they are also exercising ‘mobile’ hunting.
The cat feeder itself was obtained because of its “hackability,” which is linked to a custom-built ball container that triggers the feeder dropping food. This piece of awesome engineering contains various components to produce it’s operating system including an Adafruit Arduino RFID Shield, Arduino Uno, Dual SSR Relay Board, Keyfob 4-Button RF Remote Control, RF M4 Receiver, and MiFare Classic. He also included a keyfob remote control, to trigger the cat feeder on days when he is too busy to go around concealing balls.