If you dwell in a home with a garage doorway opener, you may perhaps have knowledgeable 1 or much more inescapable moments. You pull up to your home, you push the button on the garage doorway opener, and… nothing at all. Or you can’t find the garage doorway opener. Or you have to mash the button frequently to get a response. Or… you get the idea. Thanks to [Core Electronics] however, you now have the foundation for utilizing a much improved machine to manage your very own garage doorway: Your mobile phone. You can see the tutorial on the world-wide-web or in movie format beneath the break.
[Michael] at [Core electronics] was tired of dealing with the inconsistencies and inconveniences of a improperly crafted distant for his garage door opener. When he inspected the controller board on the garage door opener by itself, he observed that it was presently configured to let a few buttons to be connected: Up, Down, and Cease.
Acknowledging that a MOSFET can be configured as a switch, [Michael] constructed a circuit with 3 these kinds of gadgets and then connected them to the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Some MicroPython code does the needful, and now [Michael] can entry the controls from a site on his mobile phone. Nifty!
We also appreciated that the tutorial provides a whole see of the challenge so that a starting hacker can make your mind up no matter whether this is the undertaking for them, and it discusses some of the safety facets of making your garage doorway and IOT system. Nicely completed!
Offered the warnings in the video, we speculate if [Michael] also observed the Hackaday short article “The Trials And Tribulations of Making An IOT Garage Door Opener” from 2019.
Thanks to [Graham] for the fantastic tip!