Thank you so much for your feedback i really appreciate you taking time to help me and it’s all greatly appreciated.
I think i should have mentioned i have no experience with this but i am eager to learn, so if it’s no big deal could everyone keep that in mind, My project dosen’t need improving it’s from nothing. Circuit diagrams (simple picture ones) or code, anything would be awesome and please find attached my CAD files/images for the whole mechanism.
“What power supply is used for powering the motor?”
I was hoping i could use this.
“Hi, do you have a circuit diagram already, can you post it in jpg, png or pfd for us to see please.”
Super sorry but i have no idea.
"That method might work sometime but I doubt it would work correctly consistently. The problem with the method is, depending on the load, that there is no way to determine the length of time it will take for the door to open or close. Besides that, the time it will take for the door to open or close will also greatly depend of the charge state of the battery. You cannot recharge a “just those ones you buy from the supermarket” battery.
I think you need to rethink this design. Your current one is just too flawed."
I am in early stages so any suggestions on how i could achieve this in what you think could be simpler, more efficient etc would be great. I only need this thing to work for like a day, since its a design project for school, I’m not using it at home so reliability isn’t a huge issue but if we could that would be awesome. and yes i do think i need to abandon my original idea it is reliant on a constant output from a battery. thank you for your input.
“I suggest you design end stops into the mechanism so that it can’t move past the ‘fully open’ or ‘fully closed’ positions”
That’s a brilliant idea thank you i’ll incorporate that into the design.
“Adding limit switches would not add much complication and would give you a much better design IMO.”
If you could provide a circuit diagram and some code i would be super grateful.
“I didn’t know automated chickens needed feeding! -
All chickens are automated. Except the ones in the supermarket. They have been de-automated.”
Once again thankyou for your replys i am so proud of this project and it means a lot to have people help me in my weak areas
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