We were tasked to design something for our Instrumentation class using two Particle Photons to demonstrate the power of IOT. The inspiration behind building a garage door opener started with the problem of Trevor's roommate having no way to open the garage. There was only one opener given on moving into the house and it was a constant headache for them to be able to open the garage. Implementing an easy accessible smart phone app to open the door proved to be a successful and much needed innovation.How it works
Our design is very simple. One Particle Photon is attached directly to the relay shield. The relay shield is then wired into the stationary garage door opener in the garage. The second photon is subscribed to the process so that whenever the relay is triggered, a LED lights up to alert you that the garage door is moving.
1 / 3 • Relay Shield with Particle