Florian’s Automatic Feeders almost finished

The students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering are putting the final touches on their Skunk Feeder projects.

It’s been a great semester working with our two student teams. Each team has had successes and challenges along the way. We’ve got three feeder boxes installed today in Florian’s home.Hopefully their will be food drops at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Both teams (FLORIAN FOUR and FLORIAN + THE MACHINE) are doing their final tweaks in this last week of class.

Come to Carolina Wildlife and take a look at what’s going on.

Team FLORIAN + THE MACHINE discuss mounting options
Keeper Mary got this picture of Varun before he mounted the box (Mary was up in the rafters of the ceiling).
love the details the teams put in to the boxes
Alex was involved in one of the earlier tests. Later, he spent time back at Duke building more boxes.
Ashley was outside on the computer. These feeder boxes made their drops scheduled through the WIFI, which at times is spotty.
Both teams, FLORIAN FOUR as well as FLORIAN + THE MACHINE were on grounds Friday working and assessing and tweaking

Jason, from Team FLORIAN FOUR mounting the magnet strip for their box, with Emily and Bailey

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