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Roll Your Own Android-Controlled Garage Door Opener [Video]

The problem with many home automation hacks is that they are extremely complex and often (for fun) include extra features. This garage door hack keeps it simple: press button, open door.

Andy didn’t want a garage door opener that took photos, updated Twitter, or otherwise pulled any fancy stunts. He just wanted to use his Android phone to send a Bluetooth-based signal to his garage. The video above show his work-in-progress build. Hit up the link below to check out his blog and project log.

Bluetooth Garage App Is Working [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/11/12

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