How To: Feed your cat while you are away with a VCR cat feeder

Feed your cat while you are away with a VCR cat feeder

John Park poses a kitty conundrum: Who's going to feed the cat while you're on vacation? Using a motor from an old VCR, he creates an automated feline feeder. While building this Make: magazine project, John learned that newer VCRs have safeguard technology, limiting access to the motor. Watch John as he demonstrates his solutions to this challenge.

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What a total waste of time. That was so lame, I cannot believe I watched the whole thing. Also the ending was bogus on the food, probably had canned food in the bowl holding the cat back till the right moment

I have another solution: ask your neighbour to feed your cat and give the VCR to a poor guy who can't buy it.

wow bit big dont u think? theres gotta be a much smaller version and instead of tearing a bunch of vcrs apart(now collectors items) id prob. use a small stepper motor attached to a timer to go off at a certain time each day to feed my kitty

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