Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine

Henry, why don't you tell us what you and Zachary have been working on.

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine
Henry: "Uh, yes. This our Rube Goldberg Machine to automate filling a bowl with Kibbles."

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine
Henry: "The Kibbles start way up there... somehow... we haven't quite figured that part out yet... but it's gonna use a SpongeBob Golf Ball. And Dominos. Lots of Dominos."

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine
Henry: "Anyway, the Kibbles slide down the chute - Weeeeeee..."

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine
Henry: "... until they land in the bowl and we eat them. Then we start all over with fresh Kibbles."

No, Henry. You can't eat the Kibble each time you test the machine!

Zachary, do you have anything to add?

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine
Zachary: "We're still working on applying the gravitational constant to the equation of the slope, keeping in mind acceleration loss due to friction and..."

Automatic Dog Feeding Machine
Zachary: "... mass reduction resultant from subsequent Kibbles consumption."

Ummm... right. Thank you Zachary.

Dog Blog Post #1023

In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, the boys spent the afternoon developing an automatic dog feeding machine by combining Common objects in a rather Uncommon way.

This created a Larger than Life dog feeder with the help of a Larger than Life chick.

Editor's Note

Yes, they really do make Spongebob Golf Balls.

Who knew?

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - April 16, 2013 - "Larger than Life"

Daily Dog Challenge"533. Commonly Uncommon"

Fun With Props

The bits were scavenged from my son's now dismantled but once functional Rube Goldberg machine for popping a ballon, created for his Physics class last year.

Here's a post I made about it, with the boys for scale: Rube Goldberg Machine

Here's Wikipedia's description of a Rube Goldberg machine, if you've never heard of one:

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GOOSE said...

Hey when you get all the kinks worked out I would like to order one.

AnnStaub said...

Wowee - this looks a bit complicated guys!

Talking-Dogs said...

Adorable! All the dogs will want one of these :-)

Unknown said...

Yes we will order one too. LOL guys you are just the best. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Unknown said...

We want one too! OMD just when I think you can't get more creative and wonderful...:)

Anonymous said...

Great plan, once you have it up and working Boomer and Dottie would like to order one!

houndstooth said...

Oh gosh! I loved the shot last night, but the whole series together is absolutely fantastic! Bunny would like to know if they plan on marketing this machine anytime soon!

Unknown said...

LOVE it! Trust Zachary to be the engineering whiz. So cute!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Invent ONE please. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

SlimDoggy said...

Fellas, nice job. I'm trying to convince mom to just leave the treat jar open and next to my bed...no luck yet, but I'm trying!

FidoseofReality said...

Cute photos Happy Wordless Wednesday from the BlogPaws hop!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that's quite the skills there! I'm impressed the food for 'testing' was still around for the picture taking! :)

Unknown said...

That was a cute post! You had me up until you started talking all that physics mumbo-jumbo. BOL
*Cairn cuddles*