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Automatic blinds - too expensive. Ever considered making your own?

Discussion in 'Home Automation' started by elsmandino, 8 Oct 2019 at 5:05 PM.

  1. elsmandino

    elsmandino

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    I was just looking at automatic blinds and they seem ludicrously expensive, for what they are.

    Has anyone looked at any DIY alternatives?

    A small stepper motor, controlled by a Arduino could be an option.
     
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    Have you seen IKEA's ones? Still pricey...
     
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  3. elsmandino

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    That's just ridiculous.

    I realise that new products come with an initial premium, until the technology matures, but this seems to be a case of mass exploitation.
     
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