How to make a homemade dog food vending machine

Today, you will learn how to make a curious homemade food dispenser for your dog, cat or any other pet 🙂

All you need is a pot, a stick and, of course, cardboard. Follow the instructions and you will have a really cool food dispenser!

Below is an automatic dog food dispenser. It is ideal if the dog has the following characteristics:

  1. Good chewing habits.
  2. Discipline to eat, eat only when you are hungry.
  3. Small or medium breed dog.

Food materials for domestic dogs.

For this project you will need:

  • A chisel or a cutter.
  • Glue or silicone gun.
  • Cardboard.
  • Cylindrical container.
  • Dog food.
  • Small 3 inch cylindrical cap.
  • Elongated pieces of wood.
  • Pliers.

Home vending machine instructions.

Although in the video you can see in detail how to make this vending machine, we are sharing the step by step instructions in case they help you in the creation process.

On rectangular cardboard, mark the bases of a truncated square pyramid. You can draw it taking into account that it is a pyramid on a plane parallel to the base. Then you separate the part that contains the top. You can also use a template or a mold. Cut with scissors or a cutter, join the pieces by the tabs, glue with the silicone gun and press so that they stick well.

Cut elongated pieces of wood with pliers, make a small base, glue. Press until they are well joined. Add more glue and place it on the pyramid base, one on the side and two on the top.

Once this step is completed, roll a piece of cardboard with a pencil so that it has the shape of a cylinder. Use glue. In one of the corners of the cylinder, add cardboard and place two small wooden bases on the tip. Find the fake pyramid, place it on the cylinder, and attach rubber bands to the pieces of wood. This procedure is done on both sides and should allow the opening and closing of the false pyramid.

From the cardboard, cut four rectangular pieces to make a box. At the front, in the center, make a small rectangular hole. In this space, insert a channel through which the food will come out. In its elaboration, it is necessary to have two side bases made with the same material and fixed with silicone. Once done, glue the rectangular hole. On top of the box, place the pyramid frame. Open a small hole to allow the cylinder to come out. This protruding part of the cylinder, glue a small square of cardboard.

Take a piece of cardboard and attach it to the three inch cylindrical cover, drill a hole for the two materials. Fill the cylindrical container with the food, close with the previously perforated lid and place glue on each corner. Glue the box and rotate it. Once it’s fully assembled, you can add shapes or paint it. Avoid coloring the inside of the feeding mouth.

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