Project: INSTEON-Activated Horse Feeders
This idea has been in the back of my head for some time. Web-enabled pet feeders have been on the market for some time, including a “Remote Pet Feeding & Viewing Camera Kit” from smarthome.com, featuring a large pet feeder from Ergo Systems, various INSTEON devices to control automation (INSTEON USB PowerLinc, INSTEON ApplianceLinc), and a webcam. Link: http://www.smarthome.com/6184CK/Remote- ... der/p.aspx
But what if I wanted to apply such a technology to outdoor animals such as horses, sheep, and goats? One can substitute an Agpro Pro Feeder for the Ergo AutoPetFeeder, use the INSTEON Outdoor ApplianceLinc in place of the indoor model, and use an outdoor webcam to achieve greater results. Granted, I assume I would have to add either loads of internet cable or a WiFi hotspot, to account for the larger areas involved.
How might the inclusion of Indigo improve such a project?