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Please help! Wiring a corded drill to switch directions.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MelissaC18, May 22, 2016.

  1. MelissaC18

    MelissaC18 New Egg

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    We have all the makings of an automatic door... We just can't figure out how to wire it. The drill is corded, but how do we make it automatically run forward with one power cord, and reverse with a second power cord?
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    That is beyond my electrical prowess.

    If you have access to 12 volts DC (car battery) or AC/DC transformer.
    I would go with a car radio antennae to fill the bill.
    The motor is already wired to automatically switches direction at the end of each cycle,

    Here's a link to Back yard buddy's video from inside the coop:


    And here's a link to the video of the door closing at it's "close time" and the night light turning on from outside of the coop:
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2016

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