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Garage Door Monitor

Check your garage door from the office, kitchen... or anywhere!

BeginnerFull instructions provided2 hours1,402

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi
Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi
Connects to your garage door and uploads state to adafruit.io
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Adafruit Magnetic Contact Switch
Will tell if garage door is open or shut
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Male/Female Jumper Wires
Male/Female Jumper Wires
Connect to Huzzah and Magnetic Contact Switch
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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
For Option 2, to host a physical display inside your house
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Adafruit Quad Alphanumeric Display
Display current status of garage door
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Misc wire - about 15m
Connect the Feather Huzzah to the Magnetic Contact Switch
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Software apps and online services

Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Raspbian
Used Stretch for this project
Adafruit Python LED BackPack on github
Library for 14 Segment 4 Digit LED Display on Raspberry Pi
Adafruit.io Setup
MQTT Feed

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Code

GarageDoorMon on github

All the code you need; includes STL files for cases

Credits

thisoldgeek

thisoldgeek

9 projects • 13 followers
A specimen of Homo Sapiens, which is an unintentionally ironic name for the species.
Thanks to Todd Treece.

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