Hacked Gadgets Forum

August 24, 2009

Garage Door Monitoring System

at 10:46 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Using some Parallax processing power Joe was able to monitor his garage doors to make sure it wasn’t forgotten in the open position. Using a Parallax Pink module the system is able to produce a Web page so that the door status can be checked from anywhere.

Parallax Basic Stamp 2
Parallax Board of Education
Parallax PINK
Parallax 4×20 Backlit LCD
Radioshack Project Box
Piece of Plexi Glass
4 pole terminal block
SPST Toggle Switch
DC Power Jack
DC Power supply for BS2

18 AWG Speaker Wire
12" Cat 5 Ethernet cable
2 x RJ45 Plugs
Magnetic NO Switches for doors "