simple remote control latch

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Mike Mack, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Mike Mack

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    Hi All, Been looking all over the net for simple remote control latches and ran into this forum. I will try to keep this short. My preacher has a dove release box he uses at funerals. He opens one door to let the spirit dove out, then another door to release three representing the father the son and the holy spirit to guide the spirit to heaven then a third door for the arch angles. These are simple doors hinged on the bottom, little barrel latches at the top. Doors will fall open when unlatched. He would like to have these boxes behind him and have a remote clicker in his suit pocket to release each box one at a time. Me and my big mouth had to say "can't be that hard" well here I am. Any and all ideas and links will be much apreciated. Thank you all in advance. Friend Mike.
  2. BMorse

    Senior Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    try here, they have some basic RF modules that are already configured for what you need, they have a 4 bit remote kit that would be perfect for activating some small solenoids to unlatch the cages......
    Or you can get a pair of Holtek encoder/decoder IC's (HT-12E / HT-12D) and make your own, it is quite simple.....

    My .02
  3. dmalexander43

    New Member

    May 28, 2011
    Mike, how did you do with your dove box ?