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Arduino baby gate (Newbie)

Hey guys, I'm trying to learn the Arduino Uno. Actually it will show up via fed ex in 2 days. I was thinking about using it to build a an electric baby gate for the stairs. One that slides vertically and maybe opens via PIR sensor when people come downstairs. It would probably stop using some kind of switch and have a failsafe in case it closes and someone is in the way. Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks. P.S. I am still learning the Arduino code

What do you currently know about electronics and programming the Arduino? I suggest taking a steep back and starting simple. Det to know the C programming language a bit. Understand the example sketches offed and go through the tutorials on the Arduino web site. Work your way up to it. Learn to use motors, servos and actuators.
troyl101 (author) 3 years ago
I meant horizontally