MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.

Download Now


iEat: Independent Feeder

by tomglobal Sep 30, 2015
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Please Login to Comment

Comments deleted.

This looks very interesting, but it seems too simple... I'm having a hard time envisioning these arms in operation. Could you post a short video showing their range of motion, and perhaps show it actually picking up food and putting it in someone's mouth?

Hi donstratton, unfortunately it's not a working prototype. We weren't able to get the motors before the Makeathon ended. The base is supposed to rotate and the arm bends and straightens keeping the spoon level. There is also a very key piece of design that was on a different prototype, but not this one. That was the "spoon" that swung out and scooped food onto the spoon that remains level. If you're interested in collaborating, I can give you more information.