In this Instructable I’ll be showing how to make an easy automatic chicken coop door opener. The door is lifted and closed by an electric car antenna which is activated by a timer. I’m not the best at wiring, it took me a while to figure out my timer. Well that lead to building a 4’x4’x4′ chicken coop, which lead to me opening and closing the. Here are a couple Youtube videos of MY automatic door in action! On Youtube there are plenty of automatic chicken coop doors that use string to raise/lower a guillotine-style door, sliding vertically in a track. 12V DPDT relay w/ base: 3; Wiring, inline fuse holder/fuse, terminals: 6.
Solar-powered automated chicken coop door with the MSP430 microcontroller. Later there’s a separate chapter with information about what the circuit board does exactly. Assembled coop door ready for installation, showing motor and wiring, note plate bottom left which actuates on off switch reverse view of assembly showing drawer slides and right angles to secure frame. I thought I would share my little Chicken Coop Door project with everybody. The commercial automatic doors were way too expensive, and I thought it would be fun having a go at making my own. I should be able to come up with a circuit for both applications just the micro programmed differently.
I like Chris and Keri’s automatic chicken door solution for several reasons. The design is simple, solid, and cheap to do for under 20 bucks, and they have detailed pictures with videos, and a wiring schematic to make the process easy for someone who might want to follow in this direction. I don’t have chickens yet, but I think when I build my chicken coop I will use a 24vdc satellite dish mover (linear actuator). Once you decide to install an automatic chicken door, some of the things to consider are: its size, its source of power, and how it’s triggered to open and close. Protect the cables from curious birds by enclosing them in a wall-mount snap-cover wiring conduit. If you are off grid, or your coop has no electricity and you’re tempted to (unsafely!) run extension cords from your house to your coop, a battery is the better option. One option springing to mind is to have a timer giving power to a lifting circuit which would spin an engine lifting the door until it touches a circuit breaker when lifted high enough, but not releasing the tension on the spinning device until power is shut off (by the automatic timer).
Automatic Chicken Coop Door – Chicken Coop Plans Construction. The video & picture below is the Concept Plans. Detailed Plans for construction is being done. Find out how to put together a DIY automatic hen house door opener and closer. It is very easy to end up causing a potentially dangerous short circuit at worst, or for the system to just not work at best. A small solar panel (1-3 Watts) and 12V battery will be more than adequate, and could also be integrated with a Poultry Lighting System during the darker months to promote frequent laying. Automated Chicken Coop Door. I built them a nice coop. As I tried out circuits, I wrote quick little bits of Arduino code to test them. To create the final software code, I had working snippets of code from my testing to use for each function. The ChickSafe Automatic Pophole Coop Door Openers give you the flexibility you need and help keep your hens safe from predators with advanced microprocessor control technology. The all-in-one design makes setting up a breeze – no messy wiring or limit switches to attach to your coop. Hello All I am needing some help on a project for my daughter’s school. We are building a new chicken coop and wanted to install an automatic door on it. How to fit the VSB range of automatic poultry doors with examples for most hen houses.