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-We'll start by making a box.  We're making a gravity-fed treat dispenser, so we need a fair amount of height to keep things moving along and not getting ​clogged. ​ Our box is 7"​x7"​ on the base and 8" high.  ​+We'll start by making a box.  We're making a gravity-fed treat dispenser, so we need a fair amount of height to keep things moving along and not get clogged. ​ Our box is 7"​x7"​ on the base and 8" high.  ​
  
  
-Cut out five 8"​x7"​ rectangles. ​ We'll use four of the rectangles for the sides of the box and save one for later. ​+Cut out five 8"​x7"​ rectangles. ​ We'll use four of the rectangles for the sides of the box.  Save the extra for later. ​
  
  
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 [{{wiki:​p1000667_result.jpg}}] [{{wiki:​p1000667_result.jpg}}]
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 +And don't forget to plug the terminal block into Vizy. 
  
  
 ===== Testing ===== ===== Testing =====
  
-Test the treat dispenser with the  [[wiki:​pet_companion|Pet Companion application]], or with some simple Python. ​ Just type into a Python instance (you can bring up a Python instance by pointing your browser to ''​http://​vizy.local/​python''​+Test the treat dispenser with the [[wiki:​pet_companion|Pet Companion application]] ​by clicking on ''​Dispense treat''​. ​  
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 +Or you can punch in some simple ​lines of Python. ​ Just type into a Python instance (you can bring up a Python instance by pointing your browser to ''​http://​vizy.local/​python''​.)
  
 <​Code:​python>​ <​Code:​python>​
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 </​Code>​ </​Code>​
  
-You can then turn trigger the solenoid with:+You can then trigger the solenoid ​(open shutter) ​with:
 <​Code:​python>​ <​Code:​python>​
 power.io_write_bits(1) power.io_write_bits(1)
 </​Code>​ </​Code>​
  
-then turn off with:+and turn off (close shutter) ​with:
  
 <​Code:​python>​ <​Code:​python>​
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