I switched to a 12volt relay, added a project box and upgraded the auto relay sears garage door opener manual pdf recipe. I’m a bit ashamed of this hack, since it mostly uses existing technologies, but I shall post it anyway for all of the glory and cash rewards.
My garage opener remote recently passed away with very little notice. This was frustrating because I make it clear to any electronics I adopt that they are to give me ample warning if they are on their way out. This remote was a rebel and certainly not a gentleman. I needed a replacement, naturally.
I have to be within 50 feet or so of my house to use them. Why carry more devices around than necessary? These smart phones are pretty damn smart these days.
They should be doing more for us, like massages and walking our dogs. Also, opening our garages or other entry-ways. Plus garage remotes weigh about 45 lbs.
Physical buttons are a point of failure. Chances are, I’ll have to replace an old-school garage remote again after a few million uses. Who needs that kind of uncertainty in their life?
Dare I say it has billions of touches in store before the glass wears through and liquid crystal toxins seep into my fingers! I can type anything I want here, can’t I? Continue on to see the hows and whats, friends!
Here’s the first half of the magic, kids. These Belkin Wifi outlets are great.
They can be controlled from your phone, from anywhere. 50 at Apple, Target, etc.
A bit steep for turning a light on, but I found it a justifiable cost for this use. I had the supplies in hand. The Wemo connects itself to your home Wifi router and becomes accessible from your phone via their app.