A project log for CoopCommand

Chicken Coop Automation for the Hobby Farm

hms-11hms-11 05/10/2021 at 13:120 Comments

Hey Everyone! Thought I would post up some pictures of CoopCommand installed in my coop. 

I use a Dodge Caravan power seat motor with the gearbox re-tapped to threaded rod for the door motor. It is nice and robust, but also so slow it makes it impossible for a chicken to get caught by the door and squished. Opening/Closing of the door takes over a minute.

The main CoopCommand is installed in an metal enclosure for weather protection directly above the coop door. CoopCam is mounted in the coop itself for imaging the roosts. As you can see, read switches are used for reliability and weather resistance for the door sensors.