July 22, 2016

Automatic Fish Feeder

Do you ever forget to feed your fish? Are you sick of needing to organise someone to feed your fish when you go on holidays? With this awesome project from DangerousTim you can overcome all these problems and more! The project uses a clock to determine when the fish should be fed and two servo motors to dispense the food to the fish.

Fish Feeder

Additionally an LCD screen is used to provide information to the user. This project is sure to save you a lot of time and ensure that your fish are always well fed, but never overfed! The instructions for this project are very comprehensive and can be found at the following link.


If you felt like expanding this project you could easily set your fish feeder up so that you can keep track of key aquarium statistics and adjust feeding patterns remotely. Check out the video below to see the fish feeder in action.


If you are looking for an Arduino to use in your automatic fish feeder, why not check out the Freetronics “Eleven” Arduino Compatible Board.


The Eleven is just like an Arduino Uno (and 100% compatible), however the Freetronics team have made a number of improvements to the Arduino Uno design such as adding in a prototyping area, using a micro-USB connector and more. These improvements mean that the Eleven is as easy to use as possible and is of the highest quality! To find out more about the fantastic Freetronics Eleven check out the following link. The Eleven has just come back into stock, so order soon to avoid missing out!

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