Last Updated On September 30th, 2016 at 09:02 am
The DIY automatic pet feeder helps to save amount and the time wastage in travelling to buy the automatic pet feeder. Most of the DIY automated pet feeders are difficult to build. But, it is easy for the mechanical professionals to easily construct this high-tech automated pet feeders to feed the pets in an efficient manner.
Every pet has own needs which are not satisfied by the commercial feeders available. Most of the pet owner struggle hard to find the best automated pet feeder unit that suits the needs of the pets. To overcome this problem, the DIY automated pet feeder provides the perfect solution.
For creating the DIY automated pet feeder, you do not have to hold or study any engineering degree. The basic understanding in mechanical and electrical unit will help. With the mechanical study, the timer setting, and the motor activation, a pet feeder system can be easily constructed for feeding the pets on the regular basis.
The electrical understanding helps to implement the circuiting system and power source units. Also, basics of carpentry is very much needed for DIY automated pet feeder implementation
Need Of Tools And Measurements For DIY Automatic Pet Feeder
The major basic tools for constructing the DIY automatic pet feeder unit include, drilling machine, jig saw, paint brushes, paint, decorative things, and sanding paper. The tracing layout and the measurements should suit the size of the pets to feed in a comfortable manner.
Determine the height of the feeding bowl by measuring upto six inches below the height of the shoulder. This is the most perfect height to feed without causing any stress on the neck of the pets.
How To Design?
The automatic pet feeder dispenser is designed based on the amount of food intake flow through the food hopper tube to the pet’s bowl. The timer inbuilt in the feeder system helps to activate the motor and turns the dispenser unit to feed the pets at any time duration.
Design the layout of automatic pet feeder to control and limits the time of days the pets used to feed over the feeder system. The lid of the pet feeder system is affixed with the motor to refill the hopper unit with pet’s food after the food completion.
It is an easy and low technology innovative design of larger container size. The opening of the food tube to the container should be large enough to feed the pets in a more convenient way.
It is best to construct the simple framing for the bowl holding for enough feeding and make sure that the container opening is not much closer to the bowl’s bottom, to dispense the food effectively.
The Materials Requirements
Most of the pet owners try to implement the handmade pet feeder with the use of the materials available readily at the home instead of purchasing it from the outside local shop. It is best to prefer the wooden box, crates, plywood, metal braces, pipes and wooden table legs for framing the DIY automated pet feeder unit than with the full stainless steel framing.
The frame is safe to use the food safer paints, oil painted wallpapers, and tiles. Also, go with the water proof DIY pet feeder unit to avoid pest attacks. The main basic of implementing the DIY automatic pet feeder is to resist the contamination of food and water.
Constructing The DIY Automatic Pet Feeder
Get all the tools and materials ready and begin with the steps below.
Design the base of the feeding bowl with an old wood plank or a piece of plywood. Make sure about the size of the stainless steel frame over the food bowl for comfortable feeding.
The feeder platform is the basic thing to construct for perfect feeding. To construct the feeder platform, trace out the layout of the bowl and the surface to work on. After this trace out, drill a hole inside the layout to create the initial hole by jig saw.
The frame formation is one of the difficult tasks as it requires lots of cutting, measuring, and nailing over the layouts. The metal frames helps to create the thicker base for long lasting support to the pet’s feeding.
Make use of the finishing touches with sanding to make the surface smoother and paints over the feeder system to create the protective layer. With the use of staining, painting, or decorative papers form the preventive shield over the surface of the platform.
The final touch of the urethane helps to keep the DIY automated pet feeder safe from the moisture and other types of disorders. Make sure of the proper fitting of the pet’s food bowl over the framing, to feed the pets in the balanced and stable condition.
That’s it. You are now ready to use the pet feeder for feeding your pets. Try it at home and don’t forget to give us a thumbs up.