When I comment out doCoopDoor ; the loop stops. I have added control buttons to operate the door manually. We collected the hardware while he programmed and the end result is an automatic chicken coop door, which works reliably and lets us live our busy lives without always being home to let the birds in or out. But i have a question. I will be adding a solar panel soon to the battery so it is being charged each day.
So you can control if from inside the house. Thanks for the reminder -- this method is now back under my thinking cap for my coop. Add the wires to power the timer. Some posts have indicated you could power your Arduino from the motor control board 5v supply but Vin requires at least 7v not 5v. The other part is finding a reliable drain solenoid valve.
Can you advise me as to why you have 10k resistors in series with the micro switch for both open and shut switches. The water heater relay controlled outlet does double duty as a window fan control in the hot months. This is a neat idea. Besides, I figured that a false value would be negated the next loop cycle anyway. Than noise can cause unwanted things to happen in your project. The little lights are a good idea indeed! We could also add a momentary switch to re-cycle the actuator to the position appropriate for the time of day.
I know that this would negate how you debounced the reed switches, but I also totally dropped the debouncing of the reed switches, and things seem to be working. I feel honored you're taking the time to build this out. I ran the electricity through a standard wall light switch. Please can you help me to add that in code. The program for this door was written specifically for our area which is Cincinnati, Ohio. I don't want to spell out the email address so it won't get harvested by spammers.
First measure the gap between the C channels and the height from the ground to where the door needs to end. Â Categories Post navigation Hi everyone. Care must be given as to where you mount the antenna as you will need it high enough so the door fully opens, and also it will have to be straight. Setting the Delay and Making Time Adjustments Sunrise and sunset times are specific to your location; latitude and longitude determine those times. A 12 V system could be used -- the pump could be a windshield washer pump.
So instead I chose to use, which are essentially magnets that when you get close in proximity throw an electromagnetic field thereby becoming a switch with open or closed values. So I have ordered the Reed switches, one question I had was what kind off magnet did you use? I wrote some simple code to control the motor. The power in a 5V circuit is 2. It is well written and easy to follow. Works wonderfully, but I still have to push the button on the remote.
Let's hope the whole thing doesn't drain my batteries in no time. I don't want to push it, but I do would like to ask: 1 Would you be able to draw a schematic including a latching relay and the type of latching relay to use if in fact it would work? In such an arrangement, there is not much apparent weight to the door. The gate I made from scrap stuff I had lying around. Do you think it would be possible to run 6 motors in series from one controller? A Chicken-Activated Coop Door You can also make a and instead of using electricity or batteries, use the chickens themselves! Nice project for your door!!! What resistors are you trying to choose? Yeah, it took me a while to figure out how to house them. We started out with some cute baby chicks 5 to be exact in late March.
I am just getting started, so I copied your coop door sketch and installed arduino 1. I then drilled a small hole in the toggle and ran the string from the clutch through the hole in the toggle and then to the pin… Then you just tie a knot just on the other side of the toggle. We will see what happens. To reduce the risk of fox food. The other thing that would be easy to do is to use some microswitches on the door for the critical feedback that Wookie mentioned. I filled the casing with silicone and capped the very tip with clear plexiglass to project the photocell from the elements.
Please can you help me to add that in code. Then do the opposite for morning. I write code for a living, so I ended up rewriting most of the code for fun and so that I understood it better. However, if you want it actually timed at two hours, then the code will need to be re-written into a time-based format or giant delays. I have some old led christmas lights lying around, I'll try with that.
Probably because same issue me not letting them out soon enough. If you know and create a Powerpoint you should be able to build this door. Bolt the antenna into place 5. The door should open in just a couple minutes to let the girls out. This website does not replace medical or veterinary advice by a licensed veterinarian.