This treat dispenser is an easy way to feed and entertain your cat when you're not at home. The box is triggered by a pad that detects a change in capacitance when touched. This makes it very sensitive to little paws, and can be easily repositioned it to make it easier or more challenging for your cat to trigger.
This project uses readily accessible household materials and a handful of electronics to create an interactive toy that your cat (or dog) will enjoy. This treat dispenser can be a good way to exercise your kitty's brain or as a proxy measure of their feline IQ.
In addition to these electronics, you should also grab:
- Scrap cardboard boxed
- A paper towel tube
- A paperclip
- Box cutter
- Hot glue gun
- Double sided foam tape
Read on to learn how to build your own!