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Motorized/electric vertical blinds? Answered

I have some vertical blinds in my living room that are manually driven via a cord to tilt the blinds and another cord to open or close the blinds. I wonder is there a conversion kit to open/close and tilt them electronically via a remote control?

I have found some kits from hundreds of dollars to thousands, but know I could find one or build one for way less.

Any thoughts or ideas?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

You could modify servos for continuous rotation, then control them via something knocked up from an Arduino?

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Aliasmk
Aliasmk

Reply 6 years ago

Just curious, why do you suggest servos? Why not ordinary motors?

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Reply 6 years ago

Regular motors require more power and would require a motor shield for the Arduino to run them. You also loose accuracy with regular motors. When you cut the power from a servo it stops. When you cut the power from a motor it will spin a bit more before stopping.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

Yes, what he said...

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Aliasmk
Aliasmk

Reply 6 years ago

Thanks :)

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Aliasmk
Aliasmk

Reply 6 years ago

Ah, good to know. Thank you!

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bcotter1
bcotter1

6 years ago

http://www.smarthome.com/3142/Add-A-Motor-45-80-Motorized-Drape-Controller/p.aspx

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jveldman
jveldman

6 years ago

some one pleassee figure this out!