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Gadget Freak Case #215: Automating the Doggie Door

Les Kelly’s remote opens or closes a pet flap, whether on a crate or a door, and can work through walls. A timer can be attached to let your pet out at a regular time of the day.

Les Kelly is no stranger to Gadget Freak. A couple year's back, we featured his remote-controlled doggie crate opener. Now Kelly is back with a more complicated version -- a remote that opens a doggie flap, whether it's on a crate or in a door.

This gadget works through walls and other obstacles, and you can also attach a timer to let your pet out at a regular time of day. With the automated opener, you can put a dish of food outside the crate, set the timer to let the pet out earlier than you want to rise, and then spend a couple of extra hours in bed.

Les Kelly's remote can control your pet flap opener from the couch or bed when your pets need to go in or out.

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