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DIY Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino UNO

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Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 28

DIY Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino UNO

Are you looking for an automated fish feeding system? Then, look no further than the available stuff inside your home and a cheap microcontroller like Arduino. Today, we will show you how to make an automatic fish feeder using recycled materials and Arduino. Besides, this DIY automated fish feeder is easy and cheap; you can do it at home for under 500 pesos.

Let’s start making!

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE AUTOMATED FISH FEEDER:

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 10
  1. Tupperware or any available reusable plastic at your home
  2. Spare boxes
  3. Arduino Uno R3
  4. USB Cable
  5. 9G Servo
  6. Jumper Wires
  7. Glue Stick
  8. Heat Gun or Lighter
  9. Computer/Laptop to program the Arduino

STEP 1: BUILD HOUSING FOR THE PET FEEDER

First, align your box to your Tupperware. The Tupperware serves as the place for the fish food. At the same time, the box works as the case of the Arduino and servo.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 1
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 3

Second, trace out your servo motor to determine the size of your first box window.

Third, using a cutter, cut the rectangular piece drawn from the servo. Be mindful of the sharp edges of the blade!

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 4
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 5

Now, position the servo from the window.

Make sure to use a spare box under the Arduino box to have a strong foundation. Also, it keeps it from getting wet with water in the fish tank.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 14
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 15

Next, cut out a small round hole in the Tupperware

After that, insert the screw through it.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 16
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 17

You can now attach the Tupperware to the servo.

Don’t forget to stick a rectangular piece of cardboard using a glue stick at the Arduino box’s back and bottom.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 18
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 19

Finally, glue the crossed horn part of the servo motor to the Tupperware.

Next, drill holes in the Tupperware. The holes will serve as the door for the fish food.

 

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 22
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 23

Then, put fish food inside the Tupperware.

STEP 2: CONNECT DIFFERENT COMPONENTS IN ARDUINO

  1. Connect Arduino to the servo motor.
  2. Link the blue wire to the GND.
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 7
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 8

3. Click the white wire to the 5 volts.

4. Attach the orange wire to Pin 9.

Following that, cut out another window on the other side of the box. This window serves as the passage for the USB cable.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 9
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 12

Afterwards, connect the USB cable to the Arduino.

STEP 3: WRITING THE CODE FOR ARDUINO

First, launch the Arduino IDE, which you can download for free online.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 20
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 21

Here is the complete code for the Automated Fish Feeder we made powered by Arduino. You can change it depending on the time to feed your pet.

Conclusion
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 27

From now on, you must save any recycled materials you see at your home because there are benefits in doing so. First, you can have a positive impact on the environment. You can also use them in any project you want to build, like Aquaponics or watering plant care system, etc. You only need to be creative and give them some color using paint or any coloring materials. Then, it will surely match the furniture in your homes or offices.

On the other hand, Arduino as a microcontroller is useful if you want to learn new things. Anyone can use this – children, hobbyists, engineers, programmers, etc. by following step-by-step tutorials and sharing ideas within the Arduino community. You can make any IOT device out of this microcontroller. Once again, you have to keep your creative juices flowing, and you will discover how much you can make out of something.

Are you looking for an automated fish feeding system? Then, look no further than the available stuff inside your home and a cheap microcontroller like Arduino. Today, we will show you how to make an automatic fish feeder using recycled materials and Arduino. Besides, this DIY automated fish feeder is easy and cheap; you can do it at home for under 500 pesos.

Let’s start making!

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE AUTOMATED FISH FEEDER:

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 10
  1. Tupperware or any available reusable plastic at your home
  2. Spare boxes
  3. Arduino Uno R3
  4. USB Cable
  5. 9G Servo
  6. Jumper Wires
  7. Glue Stick
  8. Heat Gun or Lighter
  9. Computer/Laptop to program the Arduino

STEP 1: BUILD HOUSING FOR THE PET FEEDER

First, align your box to your Tupperware. The Tupperware serves as the place for the fish food. At the same time, the box works as the case of the Arduino and servo.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 1

Second, trace out your servo motor to determine the size of your first box window.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 3

Third, using a cutter, cut the rectangular piece drawn from the servo. Be mindful of the sharp edges of the blade!

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 4

Now, position the servo from the window.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 5

Make sure to use a spare box under the Arduino box to have a strong foundation. Also, it keeps it from getting wet with water in the fish tank.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 14

Next, cut out a small round hole in the Tupperware

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 15

After that, insert the screw through it.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 16

You can now attach the Tupperware to the servo.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 17

Don’t forget to stick a rectangular piece of cardboard using a glue stick at the Arduino box’s back and bottom.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 18

Finally, glue the crossed horn part of the servo motor to the Tupperware.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 19

Next, drill holes in the Tupperware. The holes will serve as the door for the fish food.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 22

Then, put fish food inside the Tupperware.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 23

STEP 2: CONNECT DIFFERENT COMPONENTS IN ARDUINO

  1. Connect Arduino to the servo motor.
  2. Link the blue wire to the GND.
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 7

3. Click the white wire to the 5 volts.

4. Attach the orange wire to Pin 9.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 8

Following that, cut out another window on the other side of the box. This window serves as the passage for the USB cable.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 9

Afterwards, connect the USB cable to the Arduino.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 12

STEP 3: WRITING THE CODE FOR ARDUINO

First, launch the Arduino IDE, which you can download for free online.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 20

Here is the complete code for the Automated Fish Feeder we made powered by Arduino. You can change it depending on the time to feed your pet.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 21
Conclusion
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 27

From now on, you must save any recycled materials you see at your home because there are benefits in doing so. First, you can have a positive impact on the environment. You can also use them in any project you want to build, like Aquaponics or watering plant care system, etc. You only need to be creative and give them some color using paint or any coloring materials. Then, it will surely match the furniture in your homes or offices.

On the other hand, Arduino as a microcontroller is useful if you want to learn new things. Anyone can use this – children, hobbyists, engineers, programmers, etc. by following step-by-step tutorials and sharing ideas within the Arduino community. You can make any IOT device out of this microcontroller. Once again, you have to keep your creative juices flowing, and you will discover how much you can make out of something.

Are you looking for an automated fish feeding system? Then, look no further than the available stuff inside your home and a cheap microcontroller like Arduino. Today, we will show you how to make an automatic fish feeder using recycled materials and Arduino. Besides, this DIY automated fish feeder is easy and cheap; you can do it at home for under 500 pesos.

Let’s start making!

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE AUTOMATED FISH FEEDER:

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 10
  1. Tupperware or any available reusable plastic at your home
  2. Spare boxes
  3. Arduino Uno R3
  4. USB Cable
  5. 9G Servo
  6. Jumper Wires
  7. Glue Stick
  8. Heat Gun or Lighter
  9. Computer/Laptop to program the Arduino

STEP 1: BUILD HOUSING FOR THE PET FEEDER

First, align your box to your Tupperware. The Tupperware serves as the place for the fish food. At the same time, the box works as the case of the Arduino and servo.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 1
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 3

Second, trace out your servo motor to determine the size of your first box window.

Third, using a cutter, cut the rectangular piece drawn from the servo. Be mindful of the sharp edges of the blade!

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 4
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 5

Now, position the servo from the window.

Make sure to use a spare box under the Arduino box to have a strong foundation. Also, it keeps it from getting wet with water in the fish tank.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 14
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 15

Next, cut out a small round hole in the Tupperware

After that, insert the screw through it.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 16
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 17

You can now attach the Tupperware to the servo.

Don’t forget to stick a rectangular piece of cardboard using a glue stick at the Arduino box’s back and bottom.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 18
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 19

Finally, glue the crossed horn part of the servo motor to the Tupperware.

Next, drill holes in the Tupperware. The holes will serve as the door for the fish food.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 22
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 23

Then, put fish food inside the Tupperware.

STEP 2: CONNECT DIFFERENT COMPONENTS IN ARDUINO

  1. Connect Arduino to the servo motor.
  2. Link the blue wire to the GND.
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 7
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 8

3. Click the white wire to the 5 volts.

4. Attach the orange wire to Pin 9.

Following that, cut out another window on the other side of the box. This window serves as the passage for the USB cable.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 9
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 12

Afterwards, connect the USB cable to the Arduino.

STEP 3: WRITING THE CODE FOR ARDUINO

First, launch the Arduino IDE, which you can download for free online.

Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 20
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 21

Here is the complete code for the Automated Fish Feeder we made powered by Arduino. You can change it depending on the time to feed your pet.

Conclusion
Automated Fish Feeder using Arduino Uno 27

From now on, you must save any recycled materials you see at your home because there are benefits in doing so. First, you can have a positive impact on the environment. You can also use them in any project you want to build, like Aquaponics or watering plant care system, etc. You only need to be creative and give them some color using paint or any coloring materials. Then, it will surely match the furniture in your homes or offices.

On the other hand, Arduino as a microcontroller is useful if you want to learn new things. Anyone can use this – children, hobbyists, engineers, programmers, etc. by following step-by-step tutorials and sharing ideas within the Arduino community. You can make any IOT device out of this microcontroller. Once again, you have to keep your creative juices flowing, and you will discover how much you can make out of something.

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