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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 11th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/11/12
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