New Zealand hacks

The last time I visited Wairunga in New Zealand I set about developing two control systems to aid in the running of the farm:

Voice-controlled sheep press (AKA 'The Run-Son')

The controller sitting inside the PC:

A close-up of the controller:

Infra-red sensor controlled sheep dip

My workspace:

A close-up of the prototype controller on my breadboard:

A close-up of the infra-red sensor: