Light sensitive/remote pet door battery powered
i have scoured the site but cant seem to find a project that i need, and would therefore benefit from any help and advice on how to build an light sensitive automatic door opener for our chicken coop.
it seems an obvious project to me,, hopefully one not too hard that i can do with your help.
we have a barn thats too far away from the electricity, so it needs to be self powered by battery.
i can look into trickle carging the battery by solar seperatley i am sure on the site.
but, the wife is sick of having to go each night and shut the chucks in to keep them safe from the fox, and then open up every morning.
we were wondering if we could use a standard light sensor you find on the cheap security lights at the DIY store, that would trigger some kind of motor or catch etc to slide or raise a door.
then if possible, to do the opposite when the morning comes.
if the LUX sensor is not possible, then maybe on a timer, or even posibly remote.
i need help and advice on the whole thing, as i have no idea on what type of mote, (if i need a motor at all) i need, will it burn out if it has power all the time?, how to stop it? loads of questions i cant even think of
support with your answer would be appreciated.
thanks in advance