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A Lego auto fish feeder

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 20, 2014 09:00 AM
Lego is the new duct tape. There's nothing you can't build out of them. Osamu Mizuno assembled this auto fish feeder out of mechanized Lego parts. Admittedly, the system is not practical and probably not all that reliable, but it's just plain ol' cool.

Lego isn't what I remembered them to be when I was a kid.  Nowadays, there are servo motors, gear, articulating parts, and power supplies for Lego that elevate them from simple building blocks to something that almost requires an engineering degree to assemble.  With some 3rd party parts and mods, you can create amazingly complex, functional builds ... like this automated multi-tank fish feeder on (Lego) tracks.

There isn't any accompanying information with the video, so we don't know the details of the build or why Mizuno even built this contraption.  Sure, a commercial fish feeder would be a lot more reliable, practical, and affordable.  But if that's all Mizuno did, I wouldn't be blogging about it, would I?

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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