Automated Arduino Chicken Coop

I finished this chicken coop in June 2012. It’s different from other coops you may have seen because it’s controlled by an Arduino Nano micro-controller computer. Why control a chicken coop with a computer? Automating things is my hobby. If you found this blog you’re probably have this hobby as well, or else you’re just scratching your head… Maybe it was seeing Pee Wee Herman’s Breakfast Machine as a kid that got me hooked on the idea of having machines do things for me, but lately I’m doing this because it gives me some time back in my busy schedule that I would normally spend taking care of my pets.”