If you live in a property with a garage doorway opener, you may possibly have expert one particular or more inevitable moments. You pull up to your home, you press the button on the garage door opener, and… very little. Or you can’t find the garage door opener. Or you have to mash the button regularly to get a reaction. Or… you get the plan. Thanks to [Core Electronics] having said that, you now have the basis for working with a significantly superior system to manage your have garage doorway: Your mobile phone. You can see the tutorial on the world wide web or in movie structure down below the crack.
[Michael] at [Core electronics] was drained of working with the inconsistencies and inconveniences of a inadequately created remote for his garage doorway opener. When he inspected the controller board on the garage doorway opener alone, he discovered that it was previously configured to let 3 buttons to be related: Up, Down, and End.
Knowing that a MOSFET can be configured as a swap, [Michael] developed a circuit with 3 these products and then related them to the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Some MicroPython code does the needful, and now [Michael] can accessibility the controls from a internet site on his phone. Nifty!
We also appreciated that the tutorial provides a complete view of the project so that a commencing hacker can come to a decision regardless of whether this is the challenge for them, and it discusses some of the stability elements of making your garage doorway and IOT machine. Well finished!
Supplied the warnings in the video clip, we wonder if [Michael] also saw the Hackaday post “The Trials And Tribulations of Setting up An IOT Garage Doorway Opener” from 2019.
Many thanks to [Graham] for the wonderful tip!