Automatic Open Close LID Infrared Sensor CAT Feeder ..
Sharper Image pet feeder might not be suitable for small or medium size cats because the sensor does not detect small animals very well. An important “con” stated by customers is the fact that the feeder’s lids open and shut very fast and this might scare your cat.
You can program the Feeder with a Pill 125khz RFID tag and acomputer. The RiPi2 will need to be plugged in and booted to the Cat FeederApplication where you will be presented with the application configurationscreen. You’ll need to go through each Pill and register it as a new pet,filling out the forms along the way with basic information (cat name and otherIdent information) once you have finished registering each Pill you can attachthe pills to the collars of your pets. You can either choose to setup yourfeeders
One of the long-standing TODOs for the cat feeder has been to switch from polling the proximity sensor to having it send an interrupt. The VCNL4010 chip has an interrupt feature, but I needed to learn a few things before I could use it.With weight sensors located under the feed and water receptacles, the Bistro device is claimed to be able to track a pet’s daily consumption levels. Sensors under the platform on which the cat stands also allow the cat’s weight to to be tracked over time. The designers further claim that the Bistro app allows you to check the history of your cat’s food and water intake or health report on demand from your phone. The app also permits the user to watch a live video stream of the cat eating if so desired.Any ideas? He (and one of the other cats) have a harness and have had a collar; the third cat _could_ have a harness and collar if necessary. (One of the feeders advertised on the net had options to program separately for up to 8 animals.) All of the feeders I've seen advertized on the Web, except for the WonderBowl and the most expensive RFID tag system, warned that some cats cannot use the feeders because they don't remain at the proper angle for sensor detection while eating.Once the cat is authorized, the feeder has a series of training settings designed to allow your cat to get used to the idea of a moving door over their food. On the beginner setting, the feeder is essentially locked in an open position, but the door twitches a little bit when the cat puts his head in to eat. In the medium and advanced training settings, the door closes partially over the food. In this photo, Pierre is approaching the SureFeed on one of its training settings, so the bowl is partially opened even before his chip triggers it.To teach the feeder your cat’s microchip, press the learning button on the back and toss some treats into the bowl. The feeder locks in the open position, and the cat who puts his head into the bowl to take the treats has his microchip read and is recorded as an authorized cat. It’s that easy. The sensor is fairly strong. Pierre’s microchip has migrated so the chip is actually over his shoulder blade instead of being between his shoulder blades, but the SureFeed had no problem reading it.The lid, as stated above, stays closed between feeding times and only opens when your pet is within the motion sensor’s reach. When your pet is close enough, the lid (which is formed by 2 sections that slide apart) opens, then closes a few seconds after your dog or cat is done feeding.