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DIY Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener Build | PART 3

It’s ALIVE!!! I finally got my DIY automatic chicken coop door working, and temporarily installed. I used a power antenna motor to drive the door on cabinet drawer slides. The whole unit is solar powered by a 12 volt battery.

I used a DC timer and DPDT relay to trigger the opening and closing of the door. In the video, I put all of the components in a nice plastic enclosure that hides most of the wires.

It worked perfectly, closing at sunset and opening at sunrise!

Here’s a link to the wiring diagram: http://goo.gl/hGL0GZ

Part 1 – http://goo.gl/b9Xscb
Part 2 – http://goo.gl/spz6CQ

DIY Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener Build | PART 2

Part 2 in my experiment building a fully automatic chicken coop door. Although it seems like nothing got accomplished, figuring out the DPDT relay was a big step forward. Now all I need is a working light sensor or timer.

I should have everything working properly and installed next week. If you have any ideas as to why it kept opening and closing intermittently, please let me know in the comments.

Watch part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6OhY3Bnh7c