Continuing the discussion from Pet door project:
Point taken on the closing of the dog door on the dog.
(No children in the household so that’s less of a concern although if a kid is trying to climb through my dog door then closing it on them seems like a worthwhile endeavor * disclaimer -I do not advocate harm to children, yada yada yada… any social justice warriors reading this can feel free to find another cause to fight for.)
Closing the dog door on one of the dogs at 60 plus seconds (its not like a bear trap) to close is also highly unlikely as I cannot even step on my dogs they are so damned quick and intelligent. I am more concerned about one of my dogs reverse engineering the open/close mechanism to find a way to go out late at night and bark at the moon.
I could easily 3 D print a coupler that went from the end of the actuator shaft to the interface on the injection molded plastic sliding door piece that would “break away” before enough pressure was exerted on an animal or small child. This would make it much less like a very slow moving guillotine.
Oh, and yeah 6 hundred and 95 dollars is ridiculous for makers like us.