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A pair of picaxes, a pair of sensors and...

Ideas for a remote controlled actuator with some limitations

Hi

A friend of mine is biologist and needs to capture regularly ducks to control their health.

He has made a jail which door can be released easily (guillotine door), but this jail is going to be placed on a platform in the middle of a small lake. He has asked for my help to build a device to remotely close the door.

Our first idea was a Hobby remote controller and receiver to activate a servo to close the door.

But there are some limitations which worries us:

Doubts about software development for robots

Hi LMRtians

After doing some programming for my first robot I was wondering (maybe because of my computer science background) if someone uses some kind of notation or software development methods at the hour of programming the robot.
 
When you are programming simple things like the Start Here Robot (http://letsmakerobots.com/start) it is easy to program a sequence of actions:

While
  Condition 1: gosub Action 1
  Condition 2: gosub Action 2
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