Just ordered a DC gear motor. It's a high torque 50 rpm motor that I want to use for automatic chicken coop door. Doesn't have to be crazy with effects... Just a DPDT timer switch that actually kicks night heat lights on @ 9pm already and then day lights @ 7am. Plan to use that timer to energize motor that will also have two limit switches to stop it in open/closed positions until timer kicks into opposite mode later in the day to energize opposite leg, closing window when night lights come on. Don't have a clue which relays, etc would be needed to accomplish this. I'm a circuitry rookie, so speak in idiot terms if possible. Lol. The "door" is actually a window that I made bracketry for as to hook up to said motor. Thank everybody so much for help! This is a 4H project for my little girl... And this site rocks... Am very interested in being a student. Thanks again!!