How would you go about building a CHEAP remote linear actuator to release a spring loaded trigger? Answered
I would like to build a remote bird launcher (does not hurt the animal) from cheap or used parts, but my electronics skills have been found wanting!
The mechanism is spring loaded so I just need to release a trigger mechanism sothat the springs can do their job and launch the bird. We are currently using a string, but is not effective!
I have come across a few other instructables/diys for this, but they tend to be made from more expensive parts.
I have heard ideas like using a doorbell remote and receiver, but how do you get the receiver to give a pulse to an actuator in order to push/pull the trigger? The suggested actuator is a car central locking device.
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated and i am open for any fresh ideas.