Cellphone controlled door opener

door opener

Looking for a way to demonstrate his AutoIt script that allows Windows control using a cellphone, zerocool60544 put together this automatic door opener/closer. It uses two water bottles as counterweights and two LEGO motors to drive the door. The motor control is a parallel port connected relay board. It’s a pretty simple demo, but I’ll definitely be looking into AutoIt in the future.

[thanks emdy]

Comments

  1. Alan says:

    Looks interesting got the beginnings of a cool Rube Goldberg machine.

  2. Alan says:

    Looks interesting got the beginnings of a cool Rube Goldberg machine.

  3. TomTheGeek says:

    AutoIt is definitley something anyone having to manage computers should look into, it’s a really cool language. I found it when I was looking for a secure and reliable way of running a program as administrator but I have used it for so much more.

    The best part about it is the compiler that comes with it. You can take any script you’ve written and compile it into an executable very easily.

    Be sure to check out the forums, you can get the beta version there and the “scripts and scraps” section has tons of great code in it.

  4. tamzarian says:

    That is SWEET. I have gotta try that sometime.

  5. tamzarian says:

    That is SWEET. I have gotta try that sometime.

  6. knucklehead says:

    I have the serial port relay controller from electronickits.com -which reliably controls some hydroponic elements… the 8 relays on the serial kit can individually support 10amps up to 250v – has 4 opto-isolated inputs- and there is nothing proprietary about the multiple provided pc interfacia software (DOS based as well) -the switching time is posted as .2 sec, and I seem to recall some difficulty scheduling events for midnight -nothing hard to work around… i’ve been very happy with it

  7. dead dizzawg says:

    Page caching is a virtue. To stay on topiczorz, this is a dope ass spin on an old idea. relay boards are one of the most usefull devices ever

  8. bumsk says:

    i want one.
    …gotta look into this autoit thing

  9. soapbox says:

    Autoit kicks much butt. I use it to make custom installers for the academic-licensed software here at school; you can have AutoIt enter serial numbers and other pertinent info. I homebrewed some cloning scripts/.exe’s (where Ghost isn’t an option), but now we’re moving to UIU for our WinPCs. Still, many neat possibilities for AutoIt users.

  10. Andrew says:

    What kind of dc motor is that to have enough torque to move a door and where do I get one?

  11. scott says:

    Don’t know what was used here, but windshield wiper / power window motors are geared with more than enough torque to handle that job, and they run on 12vdc…

  12. zerocool60544 says:

    Hey guys someone told me on the autoitforum that i was famous. I got here and WOW!!! I AM!!! Thanks so myuch for your intrest but the software came with the relay board.

    http://electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1601.htm

    I recommend AutoIt at http://www.autoitscript.com
    I LOVE IT
    The door thing consists of an Autoitscript, PHP Script, and a HTML
    get it all here

    http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20094

    Thanks again guys

  13. coreycubed says:

    Awesome! I’ve been a fan of AutoIt for a long time, great to see it put to the use of real-world modding.

  14. Drew says:

    How does the door opener/closer mechanism work? The fishing line doesn’t show up in the pictures, so you cant see the mechanical part. All that shows up is the motor and the water bottles.

  15. Jaime says:

    wut is a unlock key?? and how can i git one?? if n e one can help me, well help me please

  16. Hey guys it’s nice to see that people are still interested in this. I will have a site dedicated to this project in the very near future if you would like to goto my site it is:

    http://zerocool60544.t35.com

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