July 31, 2016

Arduino Powered Automatic Door Opener

Do you struggle to open your front door while you are carrying the groceries inside? Do you have elderly parents who could benefit from an automatic door? With this project from Saral Tayal you can add a motor to any door around your house for effortless opening.  


The door opener uses an Arduino to control a geared motor which opens the door and an LCD which provides feedback about the door status.  Check out the video below to see the door in action!


This is a really cool project is a great way to learn about interfacing Arduino, motors and LCDs. To get started check out the following instructable.


If you are looking for an Arduino to use in your automatic door why not check out the Freetronics “Eleven” Arduino Compatible Board.


The Eleven is just like an Arduino Uno (and 100% compatible), however the Freetronics team have made a number of improvements to the Arduino Uno design such as adding in a prototyping area, using a micro-USB connector and more. These improvements mean that the Eleven is as easy to use as possible and is of the highest quality! To find out more about the fantastic Freetronics Eleven check out the following link. The Eleven has just come back into stock, so order soon to avoid missing out!

Planning on building your own automatic door? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.  

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