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Remote COntrolled Car auto door opener?

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

  1. Cuqui18

    Cuqui18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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