Remote COntrolled Car auto door opener?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cuqui18, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Cuqui18

    Cuqui18 Chirping

    Apr 17, 2011
    Concord, Ma
    has anyone thought of just disassembling a remote controlled toy car for like 15-20$ and using the wheel and axle and the remote and fixing it to a duck oen or chicken coop door? then using the remote control to drive the axle/wheel mechanism forward, letting the door down and then backwards letting the door up? does anyone think this might work? im just trying to think of a cheap way to do this instead of spending 150 bucks on doing the drapery motor and appliance timer method...

  2. rival001

    rival001 In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    It might work if the mechanism is right. Beside that you should consider the weight of the door and the power output of the motor.

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