Introduction: Automated Blinds
Have you ever been in bed thinking "It's too bright, but I don't want to get up." Aimed at the laziness we all enjoy this new build should help you stay in bed 24/7 :)
Step 1: Parts Needed
Potentiometer/ 2-way Switch - https://goo.gl/s1ntCk
Motor - https://goo.gl/k93eS6
A set of twist blinds (The normal kind.)
The power source ( You can go two ways with this either battery or plug, I used a plug make sure to check the voltage on it and be careful AC power can kill.)
Step 2: Create a Hole in the Box
In my project, I took a drill to the project box and then used a rat tail file to even it out and widen it enough for the switch. Then I drilled a smaller hole in the bottom of the box for the wires to the motor and to the power source.
Step 3: Wire and Test
It is super simple to wire this switch if you get the same one as me, red is positive black is negative really all you need to know. Then hook the output wires to the motor and test it.
Step 4: Modify Your Blinds
So here I have really cheap blinds that I drilled a hole into due to the size of the motor. I had to also hollow it out by taking out the string adjuster out so I could directly attach it to the axle.
Step 5: Mount Motor to Axle
So this gets a little janky the way that I mounted the axles together was by taking a marker cap drilling out one side and then fitting it over both. It was actually a pretty tight fit but I then filled it with superglue just to be sure.
Step 6: Finish
Now you're done! have fun with your automated blinds make sure to check out my youtube channel and watch some of my other videos. I am currently trying to reach 100 subscribers so if you like them make sure to subscribe. If you have any questions feel free to comment them down below.