Dayton, OR

System to monitor and automate home chicken coops

The Dayton High School InvenTeam invented an automation platform for a home chicken coop. The platform is designed to monitor environmental variables relevant to egg-laying chicken health and control some of these variables. The system includes a live feed camera view into the coop, a door opener with a programmable timer, and temperature monitor with a fan to automatically cool the coop when temperatures exceed a programmed threshold value. The entire system is designed to be modular allowing for future expansion of more sensors and actuators to help homeowners who may have little experience with raising farm animals manage the health of their chickens.

Recent Team Blogs

June 4, 2018
The time is now! 15 days till we fly out to Boston. We have finished pre drilling and painting the whole chicken coop. The electronics team is soldering all the electrical components to make them permanent and Noah is putting together the assembly kit as I type! Everyone is hard at work as we end...
May 17, 2018
One month away! Chicken coop shell is complete with our tempered press board siding. We are now drilling holes in the the shell so we can put it together easily in Boston. We are also cutting and adding the silios. The electronics team of Nick, Thomas, and Faruk have tested all the components and...
April 11, 2018
During march, we made some great steps to our finishing product. We had a night where we showcased the chicken coop and people could come see it! It was a lot of fun explaining our project to everyone and showing what we had accomplished so far. Everyone who showed up asked great questions and...
March 5, 2018
During this month, we finished building the shell of the coop. Now the electronics team is starting and working on the automations of the self sufficient chicken coop. Hopefully the complete prototype will be done soon! We are discussing the final building materials for the chicken coop as well....