Automatic Chicken Door

in Electronic Projects with Chickens Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:26 am
by philip • 3 Posts

I have an automatic chicken door which is controlled by a light sensor (and an arduino). The actuator is a big linear actuator that came off a hospital bed and has about an 18inch throw. It is immensely powerful (200 lbf) so it would crush a chicken if it didn't move. It is also very slow so squashed chicken has not proved to be an issue.

I don't have a problem with chickens staying out at night.


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