Featured Project: RFID Cat Feeder

George Demeny found himself with a challenge recently – he has two cats, and one has a special diet – which means keeping each cat from eating the food for the other cat. George has an Electrical Engineering degree from his native Hungary and a Masters in Computer Science from UCF, so he knew he could design a solution. After taking the Intro to Arduino class¬†at FamiLAB¬†which includes an Arduino Starter kit, George connected an old CD-ROM drive in order to use the tray as an automatic lid for a food bowl. He’s ordered an RFID reader which will be used to identify the cat, and open the correct bowl. He’s also adding a WiFly Shield so that he can log the feeding activity.

Stay tuned as George completes his project and then displays the system at Orlando Mini Maker Faire.

If you’ve got a special pet diet, or just want to hear about how someone got started with Arduino and RFID, George would love to tell you his story at Orlando Mini Maker Faire!

One Response to Featured Project: RFID Cat Feeder

  1. Hello!

    I have the exact same problem, and don’t want to spend $300 for a prebuilt solution. Also, where’s the fun in that?

    If you don’t mind, could you share any documentation you have on your solution? I’m totally new to arduino, but I’m a programmer, I’d love to learn.

    Thanks for your help!!


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