Is your canopy too hard to open by hand?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:52 am
Automatic canopy opener. Completely unnecessary, but totally awesome. Used a linear actuator, 12V power supply, and a switch.

http://youtu.be/u7JY4qNRAuk

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:02 am
Nice!!
Connect to RA and use one of those speech recognition module from John!!! :)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:04 am
Yes! That would be awesome!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:17 am
I just need a canopy that hinges and opens like that. My current one only has a lid on the top so it essentially just makes it more difficult to do any work inside the tank.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:18 pm
Yep, it's a nice setup for a deep tank. Lid-on-the top just makes it harder to reach the bottom. :(

--Colin
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:13 pm
Like you said. Very cool, conpletly unnecessary

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:26 pm
I want the woodworking plans :)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:30 pm
love it!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:37 pm
lnevo wrote:I want the woodworking plans :)


Based on this.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:39 pm
Where is the actuator? Can you post a link to the one you are using? Fun but totally unnecessary is a major reason I enjoy this platform. :)
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