So, I just received a few arduinos for x-mas and i've just found some time to start looking into them. My girlfriend's cat wakes us up at 5 A.M. daily to make sure we feed him. Nigel (her cat) also doesn't know how to ration his food if we go away for more than 24 hours.
I'd like to make an automatic pet feeder that has some sort of internet connectivity to a web app or server of some sort to send commands to feed him. I have an ethernet shield, but I'm not sure where to start. I've been watching some videos but I figured I should come here first. Any suggestions, tips, help, etc would be greatly appreciated.