I run a company selling wet pet food. One of the main concerns that people have with serving their pets wet food is that it can’t be left out like dry food can. Because of this I want to create a dispenser that will dispense the wet food over a period of time but will keep the food refrigerated until it is ready to be dispensed.
I want the machine to be able to dispense at least 6 meals and each meals needs to be able to range from 1 ounce to 8 ounces.
The machine needs to be able to be programmed by the user for when each meal will be dispensed. Because we will be working with raw meat we can’t have each of the meals dispensed into the same container because of risk of Salmonella. There needs to be some way that each meal is separated from the others to avoid having the animals each from a dish that has had meat sitting in it unrefrigerated for and extended period of time.
The dishes also need to be able to be washed. This means they have to be removable or the device needs to submergible. I would prefer that the dishes were made of a material that would allow the dishes to be washed in a dishwashing machine but that is not a requirement.
Here is a link of a similar product that dispenses food. The problem with this machine is that it doesn’t keep the food refrigerated. [url removed, login to view]
I want to have a prototype of this machine developed. If the machine works well and I can get my company or partners to begin distribution I will need complete diagrams and drawings for how to produce this machine over and over again. Please develop the prototype in such a way that you could provide full drawings and details at a later time if needed (For additional pay). This project is only for the development of the prototype. Once the prototype is completed I will have you ship it to me so I can test it.
Please provide some basic information in your bid on how you intend to develop this so I can make sure it will work for what I need. Please provide a description or basic drawings or both.
Additionally, please provide information on your past experience that qualifies you for engineering and developing a product like this.
Please disregard the budget that I set for this project. I'm not sure if this is too low or too high. Please just bid what you think the project is realistically worth.