Chicken Door (arduino)

Introduction: Chicken Door (arduino)

Im going to show you how to build a very simple arduino solar powered chicken door.

I focus in simplicity and low power consumption.

You only need:

-arduino nano- for cheap and low energy consumption

- Stepper motor

-LDR resistance

- solar power bank

And a few other things that you can find in your house

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Step 1: A Setup From the Inside

Step 2: Door and Solar Powerbank

3mm wood blank with aluminium finish

10000 mah solar powebank for 120 days without sun, lifetime with sun.

Step 3: Conections and Low Amperage Consumption

You can find the sketch and libraries in the video.

As you see, oonly consumes 3.5mA with the sleep mode

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    5 Discussions

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    tytower
    tytower

    14 days ago

    Unless you can put your components in a soldered board inside a sealed enclosure they will start giving you trouble inside a month. Its just electronics and the voltage differences in the circuit cause corrosion which causes interference at frequencies which gives you crazy readings . All of the stuff you buy for outside will be made on a circuit board and well sealed .

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    julio.raiden
    julio.raiden

    Reply 11 days ago

    I dont know how long it will work,
    I sealed the best i can with termoretractil film, plastic bags with zip ties.
    Iniside my house, with a low humidity.

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    tytower
    tytower

    Reply 9 days ago

    Watch the plastic bags . I bet you will get condensation inside .Try making a pcb board like here https://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-MAKING-COLD-TRANSFER-METHOD/ . I have soldered components direct to an atmega328 chip too and small boards are available to put the chips on and solder the components to it. Also you can just solder the components wires to the arduino board . A mini pro board is only $2 these days on ebay

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    seamster
    seamster

    19 days ago

    Very useful, looks good! : )