Hello all, I just finished my automatic chicken door and wanted to post what I have so far. I copied this from a youtube video that I found and wanted to share my attempt. His was much better but I had a little trouble finding some of the components locally. His video is at . A schematic of how to set up the electronics is at the end of the video. I will be trying newer components among other things and cleaning it up a bit before I say the project is totally complete. I could have bought a nice one that looks so much better but where is the fun in that. Plus it's is much cheaper to make yourself. I bought the following components: - 12vdc motor - From newegg.com - Two 12vdc DPDT relays - From Sears - Two 250V 16A SPDT 1NO 1NC Long Straight Hinge Lever Switches - From Sears - Timer Relay Switch Din Rail Mount Digital Weekly Programmable Timer DC/AC 12V - Wooden Spool from arts and craft store - Motor shaft mounting hub - from Pololu.com https://www.pololu.com/product/1997 - Wood scraps that I had lying around. Here is the wiring and components without the cover. I assembled the door out of scraps I had lying around. Here is a video. (I am not a professional) Here is the cover I built to house it all.