iPhones as remote control devices are nothing new, but this is the first time we have seen a pet feeder controlled by an iPhone. We love the internet enabled automated cat feeder and think that this project is another great DIY automated pet feeding solution.
Stephen Myers a Phd student at the University of Florida has created a dog treat feeder controlled by his iPhone. Stephen's dog stays at home while he is at school and he wanted a way to check up on his dog and feed him treats.
Using an ioBridge module, a servo smart board, and some random parts he had around his home, he was able to put together a dog watching, treat giver that is all controlled by his iPhone over the internet. Stephen says that thanks to ioBridge's simple internet interface, no programming was required and the entire project took about an hour.
For detailed instructions on how to make your own iPhone controlled pet feeder, check out Stephen's blog.
[Images Stephen Meyers]