Intro Guide

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Here you'll find everything you need to make PlayDog.

PlayDog is built of 3D printed parts, a PCB designed for it, and the rest are off the shelf electronic parts, easily accessible in our global environment. It's half as fun to make as it is to play :)

There are several ways to make PlayDog:

Kit Todo
No Kit 1. Etch & solder the PCB - 2 hours
2. Print the 3D parts - 15-20 hours
3. Buy only the off the shelf supplies necessary
4. Assemble - 30 minutes
PCB 1. Solder the PCB - 1 hour
2. Print the 3D parts - 15-20 hours
3. Buy only the off the shelf supplies necessary
4. Assemble - 30 minutes
Electronics Kit 1. Print the 3D parts - 15-20 hours
2. Assemble - 30 minutes
Full Kit Assemble - 30 minutes

Must Knows

  • PlayDog is NOT a substitute for human love and care.
  • Dogs are social animals, so it's not a substitute for walks and interactions with other dogs.
  • We love dogs and we made this device to entertain dogs when they must be left alone, but not so you can leave them home alone more (That's why we limited the session duration).
  • PlayDog is a game with a learning curve - be patient with your pet. Training may take a few days to a few weeks.
  • PlayDog was designed for one dog and may not be suitable for more than one dog simultaneously.
  • Leave your dog alone to play only when you've seen that your dog interacts with it safely.
  • Don’t use PlayDog If you think your dog is likely to chew on the Plastic Parts or Electric Cords.
  • This device is not designed as a food dispenser. Always visit your dog and make sure he eats regularly.

Hazards

  • Contains small parts and plastic bags - Keep away from children.
  • Always dispose of plastic bags properly to avoid choking hazard.

  • Manufacturing

    • Soldering - When soldering parts, follow the proper instructions and warnings.
    • When using a 3D-printer, follow the proper instructions and warnings.
    • When printing the food silo, use a material which is suitable for food storage.
    • After printing, make sure the food silo is clean of any loose plastic ends that could be swallowed.
    • If using a drill to install the device, follow the proper instructions and warnings.
  • Usage

    • As with any device that connects to electricity, follow all necessary precautions.
    • Always make sure you are using the correct power adapter for you country.
    • Never use a damaged device.
    • Keep fingers and body away from moving parts.
    • Stash chords far from reach of dogs and children.
    • Designed for indoor-use only.
    • Clean the device regularly.