Matthew Eshleman
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Is the Garage Door Open?

Garage doors hard to see? Need to know if they are open or closed? This project may be of use to you.

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Is the Garage Door Open?

Things used in this project

Hardware components

SparkFun ESP32 Thing
SparkFun ESP32 Thing
1 Thing will work for two garage doors. The other Thing is used for the LED Strip indicator.
×2
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
using a Pi to run MQTT broker and Node-Red
×1
NeoPixel strip
NeoPixel strip
used to indicate open closed. Yes, it is overkill, but fun. Project expects a 1 meter strip with 60 LEDs. The switch monitor board will also light up a strip if either switch is open.
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magnetic switch (reed)
two switches needed if monitoring two doors from a single ESP32
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Software apps and online services

mosquitto MQTT broker
(or other MQTT broker). I'm using the Pi to run this broker.
Node-RED
running on the Pi. Monitors MQTT and sends appropriate indicators of door status. This runs the "business logic" of this system.

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Schematics

System and Unit Diagrams

System Diagram. Unit diagrams.

Code

Garage Door Monitor Repo

C++ code and also an example Node-RED file for the external system logic.

Credits

Matthew Eshleman

Matthew Eshleman

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Matthew loves to bring electronic devices to life through the magic and discipline of embedded software engineering.
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