Automating a Greenhouse With LoRa! (Part 2) || Motorized Window Opener

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Introduction: Automating a Greenhouse With LoRa! (Part 2) || Motorized Window Opener

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In this project I will be showing you how I created a motorized window opener for my greenhouse. That means I will show you what motor I used, how I designed the actual mechanical system, how I drive the motor and finally how I used an Arduino LoRa board in order to control the motor from anywhere in the world. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video and Part 1!

Make sure to watch both videos in order to properly understand the Arduino LoRa section of this project!

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):

1x LoRa Radio Node: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dYpwqA6

1x LM7805 Voltage Regulator: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dS0705s

1x LG02 LoRa Gateway: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d8jEIAK

1x L293D Motor Driver IC: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dWFVvdc

1x 12V 100RPM DC Motor: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dYY7aWa

Step 3: 3D Print the Window Opener!

Here you can find all the 3D model files for my window opener.

Step 4: Wire Everything Up!

Here you can find the schematic for this project along with reference pictures of my finished project. Use them!

Step 5: Upload the Code!

Here you can download the completed code for the greenhouse!

Step 6: Success!

You did it! You just created a motorized window opener for your automated greenhouse!

Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for news about upcoming projects and behind the scenes information:

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    6 Comments

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    kasperfarm
    kasperfarm

    Question 5 weeks ago on Step 3

    I like your project and description. But as others have noted, you didn't include all the .stl files for the 3-d printer. Also, what filiament type did you use.

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    digiwo
    digiwo

    2 months ago

    Hello, were I can find other 3d parts?
    just 1, 4 and 5.

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    ananda007
    ananda007

    9 months ago

    where can i find rest of the 3D model files?

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    uremmel420
    uremmel420

    Question 10 months ago on Step 3

    Hi, I can´t find all the 3D models, just 1, 4 and 5.
    Where can I get them?

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    Crusty-Sneers
    Crusty-Sneers

    Question 10 months ago on Step 6

    I think it is quite likely that when it is very windy the adhesive attachmen to the window could fail. It might be a good idea to utilise the frame holes on the window to attach the rack. The original window opener has an aluminium joint which could be used for this by driving out the pin and printing a new end for your rack.

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    DarrylN
    DarrylN

    Question 11 months ago on Introduction

    First up, I really enjoyed your projects. I am interested in the name of the CAD program you are using and I was intrigued to see you could call up a parts library from McMaster-Carr from within the program. Very helpfully.