My cat MIDI was mad that I wasn’t using the new Glowforge to make anything for her, so over the holiday break I made a kitty treat machine.
To prove the concept would work, I started with a cardboard version made by hand.
It uses an old Xbox360 joystick component as her lever, and an arduino and servo dispense the treat. Whenever the lever is pulled in any direction, a treat is dumped into the tray
I used this project as a reason to learn Fusion 360, and I spent a lot of time making tabs (they’ve gotta make it easy to automate this!)
MIDI loves her new toy, and wants to know when she gets to pwn the neightbor cat at Street Fighter =^.^=