feeder hack Blog/Video

Blog post is here:
The Blog post was the first method I tried and is no longer the preferred method. Please check out my YouTube Videos for both Generation 1 and Generation 2 feeders. But if you have any questions or comments, this is the place.


Gen 1 Video:

Gen 2 Video:

What you’ll need to do this hardware update… Definitely the new board, the wire only if you don’t have any around the house.

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I did make a mistake in both videos. You WILL need a new power supply for both generation feeders. The one it comes with does not have enough Amps to keep it stable. Many different options will work but I have included a suggestion below.

Parts Needed:
WiFi Board:

Power Supply:

Tools Needed:
Wire Cutters/snips:

(for Gen 2 feeders only)
T10 Torx screwdriver:

OPTIONAL (but recommended):
Wire Stripper:
6" of 18 Gauge wire:
Velco or double sided stick tape to secure the board.

If you have any questions please let me know…
The videos are for entertainment and informational purposes and I take no responsibility if you choose to do this to your own hardware.