Organize and Share your Electronics the way you want. Sign-Up for a free account now. It takes only 30 seconds!

Arduino-powered roller blinds

Arduino-powered roller blinds

Tired of adjusting your blinds depending on outside lighting conditions? YouTuber “Dial” has the solution!

Perhaps you’ve seen hacks where people hook a servo up to blinds to flip them open and shut. If, however, you have the kind of blinds that need to be pulled all the way up to let light in, things become a little more tricky. Dial serves up an incredible solution in the video below, with a servo fixture that holds the balls on a blind’s roll up rope in a setup that could be described as the inverse of how a bicycle sprocket works.

This is interesting enough, but after finding that the rope needed 4x the force that the stepper was capable of, a gear train system was devised using Matthias Wandel’s gear generator. Making it even more impressive, only hand tools were used to complete this build, and it employs an Arduino Uno to automatically raise and lower the blinds depending on lighting conditions.

More info on the project’s parts as well as other useful websites are listed in the video description found here.

 

More Articles to Read

Replace a microwave’s beeping with the Windows XP startup sound
Replace a microwave’s beeping with the Windows XP startup sound
A DIY Laser Scanning Microscope
A DIY Laser Scanning Microscope
Teleknitting: TV-based string art
Teleknitting: TV-based string art
Start your day with Nerf target practice!
Start your day with Nerf target practice!
Converting a coffee maker into a 3D printer
Converting a coffee maker into a 3D printer
Sort your M&Ms or Skittles with this ingenious machine
Sort your M&Ms or Skittles with this ingenious machine
The Hunt is both a playful game and tasteful home decor
The Hunt is both a playful game and tasteful home decor
The Rick and Morty Alarm will make sure you’re always on time
The Rick and Morty Alarm will make sure you’re always on time
Build your own MIDI accordion with Arduino
Build your own MIDI accordion with Arduino
A tiny orchestra of Lego Robots driven by Arduino
A tiny orchestra of Lego Robots driven by Arduino
8-bit Frogger game on a digital microfluidics device
8-bit Frogger game on a digital microfluidics device
An experimental game with a conductive rubber band controller
An experimental game with a conductive rubber band controller

Top




Shares