automatic coop pop door opener

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ahsworkshop, May 1, 2011.

  1. ahsworkshop

    ahsworkshop Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering .....is it useful here to share my DIY electronic schematic for automatic coop pop door opener.
     
  2. colonel sander

    colonel sander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not see a problem with it. I am building a coop now and have been looking at them myself. If I can do one myself that works and cost less I am all for it:)
     
  3. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to see it. [​IMG]
     
  4. keaton85

    keaton85 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have to post my design when im done as well.

    It will be run on a 12V system with a battery back-up, digital timer and solar if it needs to be off the grid which some do need. As I need one solar and one just on grid.

    I would love to see other designs though!
     
  5. ahsworkshop

    ahsworkshop Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad to hear all comments [​IMG]

    I plan to use a cheap AC gearbox motor (US$1.5) with additional reduction gearset (I did DIY resin casting). I've started routing my schematic and will be finished soon.


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    Why choosing AC gearbox motor? Because it's cheap, high torque featured, small and i don't need any transformer for my schematic.

    I just try to build the automatic door only, no coop available now and i'll build it later if i can move to rural area leaving the dense residential where i live now [​IMG]
     
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  6. brimstone555

    brimstone555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I think with all your high tech wizardry AHWorkshop I don't think your building "old macdonald's farm" I think your trying to build a chicken nation! [​IMG] I'm still waiting if you'll put some stuff up on EBAY! But I'll probably give this idea below, Cause I got Foggy windows... anyway check it out, should be too easy for you! [​IMG]

    http://www.dewbuster.com/heaters/heaters.html [​IMG]
     
  7. ahsworkshop

    ahsworkshop Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Oh I wish you knew that i do not have real chicken here ... all is robot [​IMG]

    I've visited the link ... Hmmm the author is Ron Keating .. seems that i know that name ... he's an aussie singer, isn't he? [​IMG]

    Heater using resistors ... i have tried it to egg incubators.. stronger and last longer than incandescent bulbs (>20W with ceramic insulation body). But it needs an aluminium heatsink and some fans. Its not working good on still air incubators.

    Using heater for a foggy window? If heat can make it clear, you can just follow that idea. But what window do u mean? the incubator foggy window won't clear with applied heat i think ... [​IMG]

    Chicken nation? we have been already in that nation. Here [​IMG]

    Ok, lets build our automatic coop pop door opener!!

    Good luck my friend, Brims 'Mc. Gyver' [​IMG]
     
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