"As a practitioner of the software arts, my lack of electronics
knowledge has always bothered me. Ive browsed a few books and
tinkered a bit, but aside from that could I find a useful project
to bring on some learning fun? I pondered that question one night
while gazing at the moon. It was bright enough to see raccoons high
in a tree next door, which sent me briefly into a panic trying to
remember if I had shut the door on the chicken coop. Four small
spring chickens have little to protect them at night - aside from
someone or something remembering to close the coop door. Perhaps
something could remember better than someone to close the door?
Would a silicon "Chicken Sitter" be a feasible project?"