Feed the Pinto is a feeder for pets which is controlled via Wi-Fi. A smartphone with iOS and Android, which handles the connection to the Wi-Fi and control of the electronics of the Pinto feed serves as a remote control of the Electric Imp module . The production of the unit is via a funding campaign on IndieGoGo will allow.
Who does not have time to feed his animals presses the button of the app on your smartphone. Then is sponsored motorized one serving from the reservoir and poured into the bowl. The serving size can be dosed with tablespoon units quite fine. Thus, an over-feeding can be prevented.
The food container holds 2.3 kg or greater in Version 4.5 kg of dry food. Wet food portioning can not the machine.
About the status of the food issue and possible equipment failure informed the Pinto Feed the owner by e-mail, SMS, Twitter, and even via Facebook posting.Time and day are stored and are automatically entered into a feeding calendar that opens the door automatically upon request in accordance with this Schedule. The logbook allows the evaluation of the food tax over time.
In the feeders a few safety precautions have been integrated, to ensure that the animals get their food even when broken. A backup battery will supply the engine even during power failures. There is even a backup in the form of a replacement engine, which can fill in an emergency.
A longer time, this system can be overcome, of course not – after all, it can not provide water or walk the dog. The automatic feeding device is meant for people who want to come home at random times and ensure that their pets are supplied regularly anyway.
Who wants to supply not only an animal can, via the smartphone app also address several Pinto feeds without having to change the interface must.
Pinto feed is currently seeking the funding platform IndieGoGo to get $ 50,000 to start mass production. A Pinto Feed costs 130 U.S. dollars. The campaign will run over two weeks and half of the money has already been pledged. Delivery of the equipment will start in June 2013.
The Electric Imp module for the device is not only a compatible for IEEE802.11b/g/n WLAN module. It also contains a for running applications imaginary Cortex-M3 processor and six pins for various interfaces that can be addressed by software.