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Charrette Group: Automated Solar Chicken Coop

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Problem addressed: inconvenience of shutting chicken coop door every night/danger of loss to predators Solution: automated door closer and coop lamp for winter powered by PV panel on coop roof

Small motor powers the door (like a window opener on a car)

Bill of Materials: (incomplete) battery charge controller inverter outlet timer cookie sheet for door LED lights

Use LED lights: efficient cold tolerant durable must be cleaned regularly of dust