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swinkdaddy
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component recommendations

Postby swinkdaddy » Tue May 03, 2011 1:49 pm

I have a small project I'd like some community input on.
I need to make 2 dog treat dispensers. Nothing fancy, basically a timer-ed microprocessor in a box controlling a latch.
Want to make something to drop dog treats (in kongs) from a shelf in the room.
It feels like an arduino is really overkill for something like this. But I'd love something that I can program as easily as an ardiuno.
any suggestions, something that I can program a time to switched on and flip the power to a servo?
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Re: component recommendations

Postby otto_pjm » Tue May 03, 2011 4:00 pm

If the term "program" applies to actually touching something, you can buy simple timers ready to go cheap, I had or have some for switching garden hoses on and off, you set an on and off time, which you could use to drop kongs twice a day, fancier multiple times per day ones exist too.


Not sure if that's what you are looking for, but they are cheap and ready to go.

Pete

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Re: component recommendations

Postby wammie » Tue May 03, 2011 4:05 pm

Thumbs up for Pete's KISS solution!

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Re: component recommendations

Postby swinkdaddy » Wed May 04, 2011 8:17 am

Ahh perfect! great idea. I have one of those for my garden as well.
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