Egineering Project Ideas

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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum, I'm in my final semester studying control systems and need to design something for my project class.


I was thinking of building a miniature door frame with a door that opens and closes electronically while controlled by momentary on and off pushbuttons. But what kinda of device can I use to electronically open/close the door?

Some kind of piston device?

Any ideas are appreciated! :)
 

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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum, I'm in my final semester studying control systems and need to design something for my project class.


I was thinking of building a miniature door frame with a door that opens and closes electronically while controlled by momentary on and off pushbuttons. But what kinda of device can I use to electronically open/close the door?

Some kind of piston device?

Any ideas are appreciated! :)

Welcome to the PF.

Look at automatic doors at hospitals and even the supermarket. What do they look like they are using?

If speed is not a big issue, you can use a worm drive and motor.
 

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