Though Mathew Newton’s autonomous cat feeder may not be the first, it most certainly is the first with video streaming. This “version has a motor-driven cereal dispenser controlled by signal from port status LEDs on a Cisco switch.” Video after the break.

When it’s feeding time the user logs onto a web interface to choose the dispensing quantity, or you can also have an automatic feed schedule set up if you trust the system.

[via EngadgetNewtonNet]