[clug] Off topic : Hackfest? Help or group contact details

Aaron Theodore aaron at bat.id.au
Thu Oct 29 02:40:26 UTC 2015

I have a device like this for the ducks at my place.
It was a commercial solution though, as I did not have any time to build
one from scratch and wanted something reliable.

(this is not where i purchased it from but it was the first result in my

One day i will build a replacement, because for ducks they are useless and
do not go back into the coop at night by themselves.
I often forget to put them away before the door automatically shuts at
night so i have to manually open the door to get them in there.

I am also part of makehackvoid so posting on the forum there might be a
good idea.


On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:31 PM, jhock at iinet.net.au <jhock at iinet.net.au>

> Hi all,
> First of all sorry for this off topic post.
> Secondly I seem to remember a few posts on this list about a group,
> something like Hackfest, that get together to create electronic solutions
> to problems.
> My problem is that I have a very good, mostly fox proof, lockup for my
> chooks but I keep forgetting to lock them up at night. My chooks were
> killed by a fox last Sunday night due to my lack of diligence. I don't want
> to get more chooks until I can make something that automatically locks the
> chooks in at night and lets them out in the morning. This would also be
> useful when I go away for a few days.
> I thought that some people on this list may be able to help me by either
> helping me design an automatic locking and opening system or point me to a
> group that could help.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> John.
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