About this project
We’re launching the Bluetooth Foobler NOW!
- $65.00USD for 1 Bluetooth smartphone-controlled controlled Foobler
- $110.00USD for 2 Bluetooth smartphone-controlled Fooblers.
Please share our great news!
A self-reloading puzzle feeder at last!
A dog's natural instinct is to hunt and forage for food. It keeps their brain and body active and engaged. Puzzle feeders are designed for that purpose but they must be refilled after every single use. The Foobler is an automatic self-reloading puzzle feeder with 6 timer activated pods. Its like having 6 puzzle toys in one, that deliver a full day's worth of regular kibble or treats for them to enjoy.
There are many pet puzzle toys and time release feeders available, however, nothing has filled the product gap between the two. The Foobler enables controlled feeding because it eliminates overfeeding in a single meal, or worse, over-filled bowls left out for continuous snacking.
How'd you get the product this far?
The bell has been a compelling design element of the project. We learned that a machined bell isn't a good solution and a stamped bell is what is needed. This insight was huge in developing the tone and volume we were looking for. With a small amount of force we can generate clear tones without lots of on-board electronics for a more rugged design with a clear audio tone. If we had gone the digital route, the speaker size, complexity, and the required power would have taken up a lot of space and cost far more to integrate into the design. Plus, who doesn't love a bell, especially Pavlov!
We're all pet lovers and want to make something that's fun, enjoyable, and healthy for your dog. This is a great chance to do that.
Thank you for your Support.
-Tristan, Greg, and Fred
(Boomer, Jacy, and Hank too)
Yep, it's Patent Pending.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest worry is finding the support for our project. Where many teams worry about how to make a product, fulfill it, or design it, in this case, we know that side of things.
We are working with our terrific factory to generate the best possible Foobler. We've designed and futzed over every nuance of the device, from the bell timing, to the creation of the bell, gearing, and electronics. We have our combined 40 plus years of professional design and engineering experience working together with a top factory to make the Foobler. We know we can design, manufacture, and deliver a great product. We feel we have mitigated that risk with our product development knowledge and experience.
Mobilizing great fans, is our biggest issue and we’re looking for your help. Any great supporting tweets, videos, facebook posts, they’re all massive help. Our biggest supporters will get something special in addition to the perks they’re already getting. We can track all the sharing, so please use our sharing buttons here to make sure we count your great work!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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