Ha! An electronic opening device would totally be so much cooler! The reason I posted this question was because I am having trouble finding a product that will help me open and close the lid safely. Your garage door opening device idea is great but I don't have a 3D printer or know a machinist. I would LOVE to have a button I push to open this thing electronically but would need more help picking out the exact product.Really? I am confused, since a push button, electronic opening device would be SO much cooler than a couple of pistons making it easier to manually lift.
Electric/Hydraulic pistons or my design with modified garage door opener posted above.