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Internet of Things with Arduino Cookbook by Marco Schwartz

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Remote controlled garage door

In this recipe, we are going to build a very useful project to automate your home: a garage door controller. Not only will you be able to control the garage door remotely, but you will also automatically receive alerts on your phone whenever the garage door is opened!

Getting ready

All garage doors around the world are different, so in this project I will actually simulate the closing part of a garage door. Then it will be up to you to actually apply it to your own system that you have in your home.

For this recipe, we are going to connect two components to the Arduino board: a relay, which will simulate the garage door motor, and a proximity sensor, which will be used to detect if the garage door is in the closed position. ...

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