Making and Prototyping a Dog Feeding Station | DIY Project

Making and Prototyping a Dog Feeding Station | DIY Project


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  1. Will Snider

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Add a small motor and an arduino to program it to auto-feed on a schedule.

  2. Bobby 111

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Check out, how a vending machine operates. Like the ones that give out a hand full of Red Hots candy. Awesome project! Thanks for sharing.

  3. John Call

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    You totally have an engineering mind. Try something, tweak it, repeat. That's the engineering process. For someone with bigger dogs, they could build it onto a base that has tabs to screw down to the floor. Wouldn't work for everyone, but i keep my dogs food on the back deck, I don't mind screwing into the decking.

  4. Robert Baker

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Hmm let's see…I got it! Make a second bowl and a 1/2C measuring cup, reach into the bag and put a half cup in each bowl! Done. LOL

  5. wheatdab

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Hey cowboy I see a happy puppy. Well done on a cool build. Interesting

  6. Get Hands Dirty

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    This was a great build David, it really does look like really wood! I love the PVC veneering idea and the piece looks cool. On a cartoon point of view looks like a leg with a shoe so I am imagining it kicking the dogs when they are not good boys 😀

  7. Brent Roberts

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Welp… Now I know where to find your quarters. Driving to Ohio, brb

  8. Pim Elbers

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    What happend to the older wiener dog you had, where you made the bed-ramp for? Please tell me he's oke?

  9. Kim and Garrett make it

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am


  10. Kim and Garrett make it

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Did you make that CNC Router? Where did you get that from?

  11. Riley Sterpka

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    For the stone wall in this video cut up a big whiteboard and use that as your back drop!

  12. Dan Townsend

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Love your podcast with Jimmy and Bob. This is a great video.

  13. Ryan Ballard

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I like the concept

  14. danny lawrence

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Use a sweeping tee. Place the screw horizontally and the food vertically that way as you turn the screw food is moved forward to the dispensing side and down to the bowl. Just my thoughts but I like it.

  15. Rob Dean

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    MAN! I like that idea of attaching the wood circle to the walnut so you can plunge route another circle! GENIUS! I'm definitely gonna use that one

  16. Andrew Plyler

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Your dog is awesome! I have a black and tan just like him named Bruce.

  17. Average Floridian

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    That's a neat idea, man. Lots of different tools, skills and materials involved. I've been kicking around ideas for an automatic feeder for my shop cat since she won't eat wet food, and trying to avoid looking up other people's solutions. I'm probably going to have to learn a basic timing circuit or get fancy with an Arduino. I would probably set up a sensor for an automatic watering system as well. And then to make it needlessly difficult: run it on solar power.

  18. Scott Haun

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    super slick! I would be interested in seeing how this develops in order to get a consistent, pre determined amount of food.

  19. Scott Haun

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    team spindle sander!

  20. Josh Dirkson

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I'm glad Weenz is okay. I was a little worried when you showed a new stallion in the stable!

  21. Mark Price

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Cut a half bowl, or full the back of the bowl with a slanted spacer made from wood?

  22. josh owen

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    can you make one using ONLY a utility knife? just kidding. another awesome project, Dave. Working without plans is always a fun challenge.

  23. Rowdy Penguin

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    No plans? No problem. Nice job David! <(")

  24. Fun & Eclectic

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I think this was a very nice prototype. Most v.1 prototypes don't look this good.

    Instead of using Walnut paper… Why not learn/experiment with the techniques of scraping the PVC and painting/staining it to look like wood?

  25. Greg Steve

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Add some Neodymium Magnets to hold the bowl at the correct depth….My Pupper would carry the dish away if not secured.
    Perhaps the Magnets might work also to keep the Tube attached to the base?

  26. Jeff Gruff

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Great project. Really enjoyed the extra story footage of sourcing supplies and such. Keep up the great work.

  27. Adam Quincey

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Excellent! Good seeing you have another “wiener” dog…
    I’ve got a 5 month puppy dachshund and they’re absolutely beautiful dogs!!!
    Great video as always…!!

  28. Mads

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Really fun to first hear about this project on the podcast and then seeing it come to life. 🙂

  29. 3D Printing Nerd

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    This was a joy to watch, and I was having way too much fun watching it to think of any ways to improve it!

  30. 0Myles0

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Love it! Who knew a dog feeder can be a beautiful piece of furniture!?
    Idea You may want to look into the mechanics of a candy dispenser.
    (One of those things you put a quarter in to get a handful of Runts or Skittles)

  31. cheeseisgreat24

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I think you might have a better time of it by finding a way to be putting the auger horizontally. That way, there's only so much food the section of auger for one rotation can hold, gravity doesn't give you an issue for giving out more food than you wish, and you can create a larger dedicated reservoir for the food instead of having the reservoir be where the auger action happens as well. You'd obviously have to change the form factor a little, but performance might improve making it worth it.

  32. Reed Kay

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I'm for a first go it is excellent. I have found that using is for a bit will bring a few great idea's … your channel is the best Thanks

  33. Billy Sparkman

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Could you make the design more like a cereal dispenser without having the auger inside and the handle on the side for dispensing

  34. Zynnox

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    It reminds me of the candy dispenser you see in the stores or malls. You could probably take a look at those dispensers to get a good idea of how it works. Hope this helps.

  35. Yehoshafat Vázquez

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Check out how old Bubble gumballs machines works. You can adjust the quantity

  36. Stapleton Consulting Services

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Slick! That looks like a piece of art. Well done. Nice use of multiple methods and machines. Keep it up!

  37. Jason Premo

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    What blade are you using on your bansaw to get such good corner cuts?

  38. Yahya Ismail

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Where's classic David? I miss the old format. Love the channel!!!

  39. Quinn Leffingwell

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    your last couple of videos have been incredible, keep it up!

  40. MakerMaddox

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    David… I think you truly found your rhythm. The last couple of videos like these have been great but this one is phenomenal. I don't care what you're making just make it like this! Amazing editing. I love all the focus stuff. And the transitions were brilliant! What could you do to make the video better? Nothing. Bravo. This is one of your best.

  41. revital mitchell

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I love the look of the feeder. Pretty slick!

  42. Gianfranco Paterno

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Love the design and the idea behind the mechanism. You could add anchors to the base so you can mount it to a base board, that way it wouldn't be as easy to knock over.

  43. brainfornothing

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Hehehe ! When I saw the bowl I remembered this :

  44. christopher dubour

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    That’s a really interesting design and great practical solutions to the problems! I wonder how it would work if the auger is horizontal with a hopper full of food over it. One side of the tube is closed and the other end has an opening. It would take a few turns to fill all the empty space in the auger, but once it’s “primed” it would drop food out whenever it turns. The amount of food dropped might be determined by the size of the auger.

  45. Michael Hynes

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Similar to a gum ball machine mechanically in a way. I’d definitely copy right your idea before someone else makes millions of $ on it. You might make the bowl and the base that the cylinder sits on one piece and move the cylinder back a few inches to prevent that area where the food slides under the base. Also your threaded rod might be able to screw into the base and secure it from falling over as you mentioned. All in all it’s a great idea bravo

  46. XZane

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Next version: rather than a turn-around over and over, a 'waterwheel-turn-once-to-get-fill'. Sounds weird, but if you spin it in two dimensions, you get the idea…

  47. Cédric LEBIS

    March 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

    The tube may have two piece of wood for a 1/2 turn for locking at the base. The base may have two or three suction pad to stick on the ground.

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