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  • Simple Automatic Chicken Coop Door

    Latest addition to mychicken coop. Introducing 'Chook cam' -http://mchomeserver.asuscomm.com:8081/ Battery powered Rasperry Pi with camera board and wifi enabled. If the video is dark, it's night time. :)

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  • Simple Automatic Chicken Coop Door

    To attach the antenna to the door, I first drilled through the metal 'knob' on the end of the antenna. This was hard going as it looks like it is stainless steel. A screw was then fitted through the hole into the new handle mounted on the left side of the door. I left the full size antenna in place even in this tight space - it sorts itself out opening and closing.The other 'gotcha' was I initially mounted the antenna towards the bottom of the door, but the door kept jamming when moving. Re-mounting the antenna in the middle of the door fixed this.The other thing I noticed was that the timer I bought (which looked identical to yours) had the power (+ & -) and relay connections (NC & NO) swapped over. Also, timer instructions were terrible and took a lot of trial and error to wo...see more »To attach the antenna to the door, I first drilled through the metal 'knob' on the end of the antenna. This was hard going as it looks like it is stainless steel. A screw was then fitted through the hole into the new handle mounted on the left side of the door. I left the full size antenna in place even in this tight space - it sorts itself out opening and closing.The other 'gotcha' was I initially mounted the antenna towards the bottom of the door, but the door kept jamming when moving. Re-mounting the antenna in the middle of the door fixed this.The other thing I noticed was that the timer I bought (which looked identical to yours) had the power (+ & -) and relay connections (NC & NO) swapped over. Also, timer instructions were terrible and took a lot of trial and error to work out.Overall, I'm pleased with the way it's come together. Thanks for the idea. :)

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  • Simple Automatic Chicken Coop Door

    Great instructable. Here's my take on the design modified to fit a small coop with horizontal sliding door. It's quite neat and tidy. The solar panel will be fitted shortly to keep the battery charged.

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