Kickstarter is all about this cat-feeding gadget from a Philly veterinarian - Philly


Mar. 16, 2016 10:23 am

Kickstarter is all about this cat-feeding gadget from a Philly veterinarian

Liz Bales has raised more than $40,000 for her “NoBowl Feeding System” in less than a week.

The NoBowl Feeding System in action.

(Photo via Kickstarter)

In less than a week, veterinarian Liz Bales’ “NoBowl Feeding System” for cats has raised more than $40,000.

Prototyped at makerspace NextFab and (the controversial) Just 3D Print, the gadget is meant to bring out your cat’s inner hunter by making it search for its food.

Bales is a member at the exclusive 1241 Carpenter Studios maker and artist space — the group has a running wait list because when members join, they usually don’t leave, said David Krupnick, who runs the space with his father, inventor Steven Krupnick.

But the Krupnicks liked Bales and her project so much that they found the space for her. She moved into the building in October, alongside children’s book illustrators, bookbinders and DreamIt startup LIA Diagnostics. They also made a small investment in the project, David Krupnick told us.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became's editorial product lead after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.


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