Android Garage Door Opener

Control Your Garage Door Opener with Your Smartphone

If you're tired of using a big, separate box to open your garage door, DIYer Lou Prado shows us how to mod your garage door to open with your smartphone, with only a Bluetooth headset and a $1 transistor from RadioShack.

This project is actually pretty simple: you'll need some soldering skills, but it doesn't require any advanced electronics. Just grab a $1 transistor from RadioShack, a Bluetooth headset (if you don't already have one), and a soldering iron. Basically, you'll be using the headset's audio amplifier to send a signal to your garage door opener. The mod works with a number of popular garage door openers, and even has a dedicated app on Android (iPhone version coming soon) to make the process a little bit easier.

Hit the link below for more info, and check out the video above to see a step-by-step guide. Of course, if you have trouble opening your door, you can always break into it from the outside.

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