wireless motor

How may I construct a circuit so that I can trigger a motor from a distance wirelessly.

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acooldad8 years ago
use and old garage door opener and transmitter. The actual motor circuits in rush would destroy the electronics if you don't also have a control circuit. I.E, a low voltage circuit that brings in a coil that closes a set of contacts that will run your motor. The old garage door will already have all of that built into it's board. (the contact relay will be a black square on the board, usually made by potter brumfield or cutler hammer. The question is are you powering the controls with 110AC? Or are you using DC? Most boards just transform and rectify the 110 anyway, but you'll need to figure out where to tap into the board. If your using 110AC it should be fairly simple.
pro2xy (author)  acooldad8 years ago
Otherwise, to be honest, I'd like to make something, not buy something. You know what I mean? Otherwise you lose the fun of putting it all together
pro2xy (author)  acooldad8 years ago
yeh, thats a good idea. Thanks, but since I live in India and in the middle of a jungle on the Himalayas, its impossible to find an old garage door opener thing. I'll see if I can find something on ebay!
lemonie8 years ago
You could use a radio remote-control not a nice link, but an example none the less
Or infra-red if you have line-of-sight again, not great but a starting point

pro2xy (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Yeah thank you Lemonie. I think I like the remote control one more, maybe because it is well written and I can understand it! But I wonder if it would be costlier, and could those ICs be found in dead telephones. I can live with the infra-red one but only if I could understand what I hav to do. Could someone please explain it to me.. thanks a lot ;)
lemonie pro2xy8 years ago
See what you make of this one, used standard TV infra-red technology:

You might get an answer from 5volt if you've any questions about it.

Kiteman8 years ago
Just install a really big switch, then hit it with a thrown rock...
lemonie Kiteman8 years ago
Why didn't I think of that...

Kiteman lemonie8 years ago
You've got to learn to think like an eleven year old...
lemonie Kiteman8 years ago
I guess that's part of your job? I think like a computer half the time.... L
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