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Garage Door Controller

Control and status your garage door from anywhere using a smart phone app.

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Garage Door Controller

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Particle Photon
Complete parts and tools list is contained in the Build and Installation Instructions document; see:

Software apps and online services

Particle Build Web IDE
Particle Build Web IDE
Use either the Particle Web IDE or the Particle Workbench to customize, compile and flash the firmware to your Photon.
MIT App Inventor
MIT App Inventor
Source code (.aia) file is provided if you wish to understand and/or modify the app. The Android Installation Package (.apk) file is also provided in case you just want to install the app on your smart phone without using MIT App Inventor.

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
A complete list of hand tools and supplies needed for this project can be found in the Build and Installation Instructions Manual, see: Only simple hand tools are required, All soldering is through-hole.


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Custom parts and enclosures

Build and Installation Instructions

Complete project build and installation instructions, see:


Build and Installation Instructions

Complete build and installation instructions, including links to the printed circuit board schematic and the project wiring instructions. See:


Photon Firmware

This is the firmware that you need to install on the project's Photon, after some project-specific editing. Complete instructions can be found at:

App Installation Package

This is the Android installation package (.apk file) to install the App on your smart phone.

App Source Code

The source code is in MIT App Inventor 2 format (.aia file)


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