SnackClock was designed to examine food intake behavior in rodents with premeasured diets dispensed at set time intervals throughout the day.
SnackClock utilizes a 24-hour clock movement, which runs off a single AA battery, connected with two 3D printed pieces to dispense the diets. It is meant to sit on top of the wire rack such that the diet simply falls through the grates (see picture at top of page).
The current design has an interior component that is divided into 12 equal sections. Loading every other section (6 total items) would mean that each item gets dispensed every 4 hours.