iPhone controlled garage door opener


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iPhone controlled garage door opener

Post by wingpilot08 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:41 am



I have been using a regular garage door opener on my Wing, but recently it hasn't been functioning the way I wanted it to work. So I started looking at IoT (Internet of Things) that would allow me to open the garage door with an app on my phone. There are number of devices that can be purchased to add to the garage door opener, which normally range for $75 and up. Being fiscally retentive (cheap?), I decided to see what I could do on my own with parts purchased online. I found one in particular that caught my eye:

http://makezine.com/projects/particle-c ... or-opener/

By following the directions and using just slightly different items, I should have this working shortly. The processor board I purchased was a Wemos d1 mini Pro. This is a Wifi enabled board based on ESP-8266EX https://www.wemos.cc/product/d1-mini-pro.html. On the Iphone the app being used is Blynk, which allow you to very easily build the app to your needs.

All total I will spend about $12 and have a Wifi enabled secure garage door opener that will also alert me if the garage door is open or closed.

attached is a short video of the test of the board...just turning on a LED. Waiting for other parts to arrive to complete

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08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: Iphone controlled garage door opener

Post by wingpilot08 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:06 am

So I have finalized the project and am just waiting on a magnetic NC switch to attach to the garage door. The magnetic switch will provide a signal to the processor board I'm using that will then indicate on my cellphone app (Blynk) a virtual LED that will be RED if the garage door is open or GREEN when closed. Really happy with the project!!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 pm
Location: Coatesville, PA
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1988 Bunkhouse camping trailer
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bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: Iphone controlled garage door opener

Post by wingpilot08 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:30 pm

wingpilot08 wrote:So I have finalized the project and am just waiting on a magnetic NC switch to attach to the garage door. The magnetic switch will provide a signal to the processor board I'm using that will then indicate on my cellphone app (Blynk) a virtual LED that will be RED if the garage door is open or GREEN when closed. Really happy with the project!!
Everything is working like it is supposed to!! Just patting myself on the back!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Re: Iphone controlled garage door opener

Post by thrasherg » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:48 am

well done.. Now you need to get some PCB's assembled and start selling a kit for us less electrically inclined sorts!!

Gary

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1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: Iphone controlled garage door opener

Post by wingpilot08 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:42 pm

thrasherg wrote:well done.. Now you need to get some PCB's assembled and start selling a kit for us less electrically inclined sorts!!
Gary
Gary,
Really not too much to it. Don't need to have a PCB, since it is already a PCB and relay. It's the programming that needs to be completed and setting up the app on your smartphone (IPhone or Android). The app needed is Blynk and I can provide the programming of the Wemos. Basically just a WeMos D1 Mini Pro board, a 5V 2 Channel Relay Module, small usb power connector and a breadboard. You would need to know how to upload the program to the board. If you're really interested, let me know.

Steve

BTW..have a good riding buddy that lives in Midlothian, TX!
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08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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