Introduction: Garage Door Opener From Smart Phone

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The cayenne app for android and iphone makes creating projects very simple. This project uses cayenne, a relay module, magnetic door switch and raspberry pi zero to open a garage door and receive notifications while away from home.

Step 1: Wire the Raspberry Pi

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Connect the relay module and magnetic door sensor to the raspberrpi pi.

Step 2: Connect Relay to Garage Door Switch

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Step 3: My Garage Door Switch

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My garage door switch simply connects 2 wires from the garage door controller temporarily.

Step 4: Cayenne App Dashboard

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1) Install Cayenne app on your smart phone.
2) add device - search for raspberry pi

3) allow files to be installed

4) edit the dashboard to add a generic actuator - digital output

5) select appropriate channel - 25

6) add new widget - generic sensor, digital input

7) select appropriate channel - 23

8) That's it!

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-09

Great idea. It would make for one fewer remote control to worry about. We always keep ours in the car and the manual keypad is always glitchy.