Florian’s Automatic Feeders almost finished

The students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering are putting the final touches on their Skunk Feeder projects. It’s been a great semester working with our two student teams. Each team has had successes and challenges along the way. We’ve got three feeder boxes installed today in Florian’s home.Hopefully their will be food drops at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Both teams (FLORIAN FOUR and FLORIAN + THE MACHINE) are doing their final tweaks in this last weekRead more

Working with Duke Students

We’ve been working all semester with engineering students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. Two student teams challenged themselves to take on the project of making an automatic feeder for Florian our Skunk. Work has been going on behind the scenes since August, but after the Thanksgiving break prototypes will be going up in Florian’s home. We’re very excited to see what has been designed for us and we are hopeful that this will improve Florian’s life here with us.Read more

My pitch to engineering students at Duke

I spent a few minutes this morning over at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. The students in this class work on real world problems that need solving. Several people and agencies from the community came and presented different problems that could be solved with the help of the students.   The project we pitched:   You’ll learn more if our project was chosen as one to be worked on by the students. I hope so, and hope we get aRead more