Making an Automatic Squirrel Feeder

Hey Folks! Before you read this, I have no clue about coding or anything arduino, so this post may be a little painful for you πŸ™‚

I recently saw Mark Rober's squirrel parkour video (the first one), where he also built this cute picnic table with a flap that opens at the same time every day, to release a small amount of walnuts, feeding any squirrels nearby. I wanted to remake this, but apart from the woodworking, which should be fine, I have no clue how to program this, or what other parts I need to make this flap work, and open at the same time each day. So first of all, is it possible to pull this off with an arduino? If so, what do you think I will need in terms of hardware? There are a ton of boards, and I have no clue which one would be best. Also, do I need some sort of "clock module" for this to work? I have a friend who can help me code, but I would really appreciate some aid on what parts I need, and how they are connected. I probably need wires and a battery as well, right? Sorry again, for my absolute lack of knowledge regarding everything arduino. But well, everyone has to start somewhere πŸ™‚

Thanks in advance!

Mark Rober's Automatic Squirrel Feeder

Touch here for the full post on the Arduino Apprentices tumblr

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