Arduino Egg Incubator – Version 1 Breakdown
Dec30

Arduino Egg Incubator – Version 1 Breakdown

This video walks through the breakdown of the first Arduino Chicken Egg Incubator that I built. I ran two batches of Eggs through it and then decided to cannibalize the system to make a better version. This video was recorded so that I could have some documentation of the first build. I’ll try to put future builds of this project as they happen. You can see more posts about this automated arduino egg incubator...

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Building a Better Incubator – Arduino Style
Feb11

Building a Better Incubator – Arduino Style

I’ve selected a container for the incubator that should serve as a nice insulated box and viewing window. The goal with the first incubator is to focus primarily on the function and much less on the form that it takes. I’d like to keep my cost on this project under $100 as a cheap proof of concept. The main expenses will be the electronics (motor, relay, sensors, etc). I’ll try to itemize out the pieces that...

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Automated Chicken Egg Incubator
Jan11

Automated Chicken Egg Incubator

A Little Bit of Background I’ve recently learned about an Open Source software/hardware project named Arduino. It’s basically a programmable mini computer that lets you create an “if-then” system. If the project that I’m getting ready to explain seems a bit foreign, you may want to check out the Ted Video from Massimo Bizo (co-founder) – Below. He does a great job of explaining the versatility of...

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Boom Chicka Boom, Backyard Chickens
Dec18

Boom Chicka Boom, Backyard Chickens

Meet Captain Wonky and Ethel Chicken Experience Disclaimer Although my experience raising chickens has not been very lengthy, and to be completely honest I think I’ve lost more chickens than I currently have now, It’s been very rewarding and educational. I currently have 19 Hens and 2 Roosters (as of December 2012). I’ve been wanting to start a spin-off blog about backyard chickens for a while now and just...

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Waiting on the Spiders
Sep22

Waiting on the Spiders

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