Hope this won’t take too Delong: Smart Pet Feeding Station

Rhodes, Landon, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Powell, Harry, EN-Elec/Computer Engr Dept, University of Virginia

The Smart Pet Feeding Station is a device that automates the semi-daily process of
feeding and watering pets. The device dispenses controlled amounts of dry pet food and water
into separate food and water bowls during user specified feeding and watering times. The device
also gives pets access to a constant water supply by maintaining a fixed water level within the
water bowl. To accomplish these tasks, the system uses a weight sensor and two water level
sensors to track the amount of food and water within the bowls. This information is interpreted
by a microcontroller, which controls the food and water dispenser motors. Through the
completion of this project, the group was able to experience the process of designing and
constructing an artifact in a real-world engineering design project.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Smart Pet Feeding
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