Garage of Things… Part 1

I promised previously to go through how I setup control of the Garage door with the Raspberry Pi and to interface with Siri, well, first let’s go through how to wire it up to the Pi and control it with a simple Python script.

What you’ll need:

  • Raspberry Pi (I’m using version 1 model B+)
  • 2 Channel Relay
  • Some small gauge wire for connecting the Garage Door motor with the relay (I used leftover wire from the garage door install)
  • USB Wifi dongle for your Pi, I like the TP Link WN725N
  • Male to Male Jumper wire, like you can find in a set (see here or Amazon)

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