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[DPRG] Garage Sensor

Subject: [DPRG] Garage Sensor
From: Tom Brusehaver cozytom at gmail.com
Date: Sat Sep 1 22:33:51 CDT 2012

That is where I got the idea.it isn't compatible with my  craftsman garage
door opener. they also require an annual fee for their server.
On Sep 1, 2012 10:30 PM, "Doug Emes" <dougemes at gmail.com> wrote:

> sears sells a solution, look at their product for inspiration
> On Sep 1, 2012 10:26 PM, "Tom Brusehaver" <cozytom at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I have a kind of weird idea. A way to know if my garage door is open or
>> not.
>> I am halfway to work, did I really shut the garage door or not? If I
>> could check
>> my smartphone, I would know, but how do get the data from the garage to
>> my smart phone??
>>
>> I want to put a SBC in the garage, something with WiFi, less messing
>> around with wires. Have a magnetic reed switch tell if it is closed or not
>> wired to one of the GPIO pins on the SBC.
>>
>> Once all that is done, I still need a server to act as a gateway to
>> the smartphone
>> to let it know when it is open or closed.
>>
>> This is the idea I have so far, using gmail as my server. The SBC sends an
>> smtp message to some tomsgarage at gmail.com or something, then the
>> smartphone will subscribe to that mail box. I can have a macro or rule
>> setup to delete email older than a day, or when ever a new state is set,
>> delete the previous state. A simple open/closed message in the subject
>> line will let me know what state things are in. I can check trash to see
>> the history of opens and closes.
>>
>> My question is, what would be the cheapest SBC with WiFi out there?
>> The Insignia infocast might be, at about $30 from ebay, but maybe
>> someone has something better?
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