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How to? timed latch release Answered

I want to make a box with seperate compartments with doors that will open to release a dog toy, treat etc. at timed intervals. I don't know how to use a timer to unlatch a door. Ideas? thanks - SpleenMa

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Omnivent
Omnivent

1 year ago

Hi,
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There's always several ways to solve a thing like this, but you need to provide a lot more info, for anyone to give you a good solution.
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Do you just need them to open, or do they have to close after a time
If you just need them to open, a solenoid (with suitable driver) could be driven from a timer output, to unlatch the door and either a spring or a balance of sorts could take care of the actual opening action.
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What timer are you using?
How are the doors hinged and placed and how heavy are they?
What are your skills?
Whatever else you can think of, that may make a difference, would make sense too.
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Have a nice day :)