A Remote Controlled Cat/Dog Feeder with Monitor Via Internet

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A REMOTE CONTROLLED CAT/DOG FEEDER AND MONITOR VIA INTERNET

“THE CATDOGINATOR”

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of

Informatics International College

Cainta, Rizal

In Partial Fulfillment

Of the Requirements for the Course

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Rafael Carlo A. Carrillo

Rischelle Anne B. Aberin

April, 2013
THESIS APPROVAL SHEET

This Thesis entitled

A REMOTE CONTROLLED CAT/DOG FEEDER AND MONITOR VIA INTERNET

“THE CATDOGINATOR”

By

Rischelle Anne B. Aberin, BSIT
Rafael Carlo A. Carrillo, BSIT

After having been recommended and approved is hereby accepted by Informatics International College, Cainta, Rizal

Recommended:

_________________________
Prof. Elizabeth F. Milo DPA
Thesis Adviser

Approved by the Panel:

_____________________Mr. Rei Ferdinan B. Picar| | ____________________Mr. Arvin F. Villodres|

Accepted:

__________________________Roberto Dela Cruz, Ph.D, Ed.DHead, Academics Department| |

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Foremost, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to God, Almighty for guiding us both spiritually and mentally all throughout this academic endeavor. Without his blessing, finishing this thesis might become a herculean task. Secondly we would like to thank our parents for giving birth to us, for giving us support, advises and helping with financing our thesis. We thank them especially for giving us the opportunity to study. To Mrs. Sally Carrillo, for being a very cooperative interviewee that gives us honest and informative answers and to Mr. Ramon Carrillo for helping us in building the hardware. To Mr. Malky Salvador, Mr. Adam Reyes, Ms. Mylene A. Alvaran and Mr. Ferdinand Picar, for guiding us in our documentation, for being an understanding and kind instructor and for teaching us the techniques in presenting our thesis. To Prof. Elizabeth Milo, for helping us in our documentation, for being a supportive moderator and for being an inspiration to us. To Mr. Mathew J. Newton, for being the inspiration of the study and for replying to some of our question even though he is a thousand miles away. We thank our classmates in Thesis and the students and staff of Informatics International College – The Brickroad Cainta Campus, for giving their support and their valuable knowledge.

DEDICATION
We dedicate this dissertation with full of pride and joy to our parents who offered us unconditional love and support throughout the course of this thesis, our beloved friends and faculty members of Informatics International College Cainta for supporting, teaching and helping us every step of the way. We also grant this to give inspiration and dreams to all the students of the world. “We all have dreams. But 

in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes
an awful lot of determination, dedication,
self-discipline and effort” – Jesse
Owens’ Quote

ABSTRACT
Technology has been a big contribution to the society. It makes life easier and more productive. Perry Rotella a CIO at Verick Analytics once said “Rather than focusing on what I.T. does, an organization should focus on the products and services it “sells” to its business associates”. After the proponents read those words, they realize that why shouldn’t they combine two different things together? How about mixing things that tickle their interest and technology together? That was how the Catdoginator was conceptualized. It is a remote controlled cat/dog feeder that can be operated through a website.

The system starts with a hungry cat or dog. It is divided into two different categories; the hardware and software. The hardware is composed of a feeds dispenser that is being controlled by a high torque direct current motor connected to a control board powered by a WRT54G Linksys Router. The hardware is being monitored by a webcam to ensure that the machine works properly and the cat or dogs is served with a meal. The software is a user-friendly...
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