Automated Window Blinds with Arduino

Alexander Riccio:

I’ve always toyed with the idea of automated window blinds – its another product of the modern world that just won’t agree with the circadian rhythm – however, I don’t have access to the headers on my blinds (think: parents) and haven’t progressed therebeyond.

 

Home Awesomation however, has.

Originally posted on Home Awesomation:

And The Final Product is Here!

This video below shows all the parts and how I’ve connected the servo.

This is the pull string for “manual” control

Well the fun keeps on coming, and by now you should see that the running theme in my world is many competing projects. Which is why you’ll often see me post new cool stuff before I properly tie off the loose ends with existing stuff. So for that I apologize for not completing many tutorials and postings of source code. I also have a day job you know :P

Annnyway stand back witness a very cool project that literally took me less than an hour to prototype. And the prototype isn’t that far from the complete project. For a long time now I wanted automated window blinds, because to me, blinds are pretty useless on their own. I don’t open them when it’s…

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~ by Alexander Riccio on April 12, 2013.

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