Aqara ZB3.0 pet feeder

Looks interesting -- I would definitely consider this for our cat if integration was easy!

The $100 Aqara Smart Pet Feeder C1 lets your pet get in on the smart home fun - The Verge

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FWIW, this device works with zigbee2mqtt with an external converter that's available here.

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Gonna need @kkossev to write a driver for it :rofl:

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Ha, yes, true. We have a dumb version of one of these feeders for our cat, and it works well. But that thing is maddening to program (non-sensical menus etc), so I'd be interested in getting an easier-to-use smart version, but unless there's a mad rush for these things, it's not really worth anyone's time to build a driver for.

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Yeah we have one shaped like a robot.

Hopefully, Matter will bring these interesting devices to Hubitat... someday :slight_smile:

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Newbie here...how do I use this external converter?

https://www.aqara.com/en/article-1583275073188196352.html
Aqara P1 motion sensor is there - one less device driver to worry about! :slight_smile:

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Interesting this Aqara device mentioned in this thread is the same physical hardware as the Wifi Prupet feeder that I've had since 2021 (which is controlled by the Tuya Smart App). So I guess this swaps out wifi for Zigbee 3.0 at a higher price.

A word of caution with this physical feeder design, cats learn how to manually feed themselves on demand in about 5 days. We have taped a series of spongy items over the buttons to prevent the cats from feeding themselves. Other than that, the feeder itself is reliable, doesn't get jammed and programming schedule and meal size through the Tuya app anyway was easy.

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