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!