Automatic Door with latch

owler

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 11, 2010
75
2
39
Northen NJ
What has always bothered me about automatic chicken doors is that they seem less than secure. I thought this would be perfect.


Does anyone have any idea how this latch is done?
 

midget_farms

Songster
12 Years
Apr 15, 2008
1,359
11
194
Dunlap Illinois
Just a guess from watching the video a couple of times - But to me - it looks like the winch or linear actuator they are using is attached to the outside top of the 'latch'. when pulled it centers & then raises. when released it swings back into the lock position.

Might want to send the youtube owner a message & see if they will give instructions?
 

DarkWolf

Songster
11 Years
Nov 11, 2008
797
9
141
Murray Kentucky
Wow... I tracked down their site after posting a re: on the vid.. That's a pretty simplistic method.. Basically what I had in mind, but just haven't had the time to work out the wiring on.. Bookmarked and planned to implement.

Though I'll just use a bare motor.. I have an old Kyosho RC car motor laying around that I used in an e-heli I built that's not seen service in some time.. Will have to build something up with it.


Here is their site.
http://www.fabiens.org/ckblog/?page_id=106

Thanks!
 
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owler

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 11, 2010
75
2
39
Northen NJ
Thank you for tracking down their site. The pictures of the latch are much more clear. I think this is how I will try to do mine.
 

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