Updated Project: SmartPhone Garage Door Opener

Updated Project: SmartPhone Garage Door Opener

A while back I created a Smartphone Garage Door Opener. It worked, but left a lot of room for improvement. So I created a new version of it, and its much better.

Get the files for this project: https://github.com/photoresistor/SmartPhoneGarageDoorOpener

And the parts:
Feather Huzzah: https://www.amazon.com/Adafruit-2821-Feather-HUZZAH-ESP8266/dp/B019MGW6N6
Optoisolators: https://www.amazon.com/Cylewet-Optocoupler-Mounting-Coupler-Arduino/dp/B06X6M2NNY
5.5mm DC Jacks: https://www.amazon.com/CESS-Socket-Female-JackConnector-5-5mmx2-1mm/dp/B01G0Q3VRQ/
Reed Switch: https://www.amazon.com/Directed-Electronics-8601-Magnetic-Switch/dp/B0009SUF08/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1498696545&sr=1-5&keywords=reed+switch
5.5mm plugs: https://www.amazon.com/SIM-NAT-Pigtails-Security-Surveillance/dp/B01GPL8MVG

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Jo says:

Nice project, what's the name of the background music?

pramod neelu says:

I already i created this project using particle photon and blynk. But there is no door status monitoring.using these same steps is that possible?

sking963 says:

Great project! Finally got around to trying this out this weekend. At first I had a problem with the device constantly disconnecting in Blynk; it worked but only intermittently with a message constantly popping up with a device disconnected message. Ultimately the fix was to increase the timer interval (from timer.setInterval(10, buttonLedWidget); to timer.setInterval(1000L, buttonLedWidget);). Still need to adjust the warnThreshold from that change and the High/Low warnPin feels backwards to me but works well. Thanks!

gur par says:

is this possible to use ESP8266 esp-12e then Adafruit 2821 Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 Wi-Fi if yes what i have to change in the code to work with ESP8266 esp-12e


Rodrigo Zaccara says:

Great job man!!
Is there a particular reason that you picked an Arduino controller instead of a Raspberry Pi 0 W board? I'm asking that because the Raspberry is a cheaper option!


Nice project!.Planning to make one. – Thanks. Please let me know the soldering iron make you have used in this project. Thanks in advance.

vgm006 says:

someone having too much times. or you can just buy Chamberlain remote garage door opener

Miter Mike's Woodshop says:

very cool….i think i am going to see if my 13 yearold wants to learn this stuff, right up his alley.

zapro_dk says:

Am I the only one that spotted the missing dropping resistor for the optocoupler LED? without that you will kill the optocoupler or the ESP sooner or later.

Geeksmithing says:

hahahahaha, blameBirkey! Love it! 🙂

Telmo Monteiro says:

What's the name of those metal pieces in the plastic case, where the screws will fit in?
I would like to know more please. Thanks!

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