Angled dispenser

A project log for Feeding Experimentation Device 3 (FED3)

Version 3 of our home-cage feeding device, FED. FED3 includes nosepokes and stimuli for behavioral training.

Lex KravitzLex Kravitz 11/16/2020 at 15:300 Comments

We have been working with the horizontal pellet dispensing design of FED since 2016, but while stuck at home during the Spring of 2020 I started experimenting with a completely different pellet dispensing approach, using an angled dispenser.  This dispenser is much less likely to jam, and we've switched over completely to these in my lab.  Here's a demo of how it works:

The 3D files and more info can be found at the FED3 Github site.