Introduction: Brian's Automated Window Blinds

Here is my entry for the Independence Contest. It's my automated window blinds that I first designed about 2 years ago and have been upgrading ever since. My goal for the prize money to buy the parts in bulk, which will let me sell them cheaper. I want everyone to have the freedom that my reliable, inexpensive, and flexible automated window blinds system has given to me and my family.

Date of birth: Removed after contest entry accepted.


seeyato3 (author)2015-02-22

Hello Brian,

What is happening with your project, how far have you gone if any. Please let me know if it is in market or not.

I most certainly would appreciate it if you reply back.

Thank you so much and look forward to your reply (

doltoo (author)2013-12-31

Hey Brian, are you selling any of the units? If you are....I am looking to get 15 of those. Thanks!

anthony6817 (author)2013-08-06

Hey Brian, great job, let me know when the units are available to order.


scenicruzer (author)2013-05-28

Is the kit available yet? How much?

Mrballeng (author)2012-08-29

Count me in for 6. Great work.

kd5crs (author)Mrballeng2012-08-29

Thanks! I've added you to the contact list for future developments.

sofiadragon1979 (author)2012-08-10

I'm working on a similar design for opening & closing curtains @ a certain time of day & night but I can't think of a material that won't damage the curtains & won't break under the pressure do you have any ideas.

Great idea & project by the way lol.

kd5crs (author)sofiadragon19792012-08-10

What kind of curtain mechanism does it use?

sofiadragon1979 (author)kd5crs2012-08-10

They are just going to be some nice curtains that hang off of a pole above & get tied up w/ a cord & hook on the sides of the window frame.

kd5crs (author)sofiadragon19792012-08-12

If they are heavy enough, you could just take up the slack in the cord. Then gravity would pull them back together. It's easier to work with drapes that have a pull cord mechanism.

sofiadragon1979 (author)kd5crs2012-08-12

So a type of cord would be a better idea then a cable or rope? The idea of how mine is going to work is that the cable or cord will be spooled up @ a certain time of the day, & them unspooled @ a certain time of the evening. It's just as I had mentioned the pulling cord material is escaping me as to what I should use.

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