Sunday, 28 June 2009

Motorising the roof

The plan is to automate the Observatory as much as possible.
This means motorising the roof and adding the necessary sensors and software to open the roof at the start of a session and close it at the end or if the the weather becomes poor (wind, rain etc.)
Phase one is to actually motorise the roof and this has now been done using an 'off the shelf' garage door opening kit that has been very slightly modified to be used for this application.
Works a treat as you can see from the videos

Roof opening...

That was opening - what about closing her.....

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