12-01-2010, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by zof
Most of them on this page
look like they would work, I see what you are talking about with the rotation and trying to hit a small hole but this can be overcome I would think by creating a funnel around the rotating part. You could probably create the funnel out of an old 2 liter bottle thats been cut up and glued the way you like it. This is all in theory of course and have never tried something like this but seems reasonable that it would work. Let me know if you want me to draw some diagrams of my idea.
Sorry, zof, I've been busy and couldn't respond quickly enough.
I have some ideas of my own, but would certainly welcome any others. I don't know how to make sketches and get them on the internet, but I was thinking about taking an Eheim rotating, programmable feeder and gluing or taping a lightweight, plastic "flap' on the side of the food drum opposite the dospensing hole. This "flap" would rotate around with the drum and rest over the hole I would have to cut in the hood after every feeding cycle. It should be easy and cheap enough to do.
I think I like the Eheim because of good reviews and the fact that it can be set for only one feeding a day (I think). Most feeders force you to program at least two feedings a day. I hand feed them and like it this way, but because of my crazy work hours I can't do both feedings far enough apart and need just one in the morning by machine.
Keeping in mind the Eheim feeder, what ideas can you share?