05/10/2021 at 13:12 •
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.
04/20/2021 at 12:35 •
First release on Github!
The first release is ready for someone other than me to test and use it. I think I've attached all details needed to build but feel free to let me know what I've missed.