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Automated curtains

by migraine24-7 / February 28, 2013 11:48 AM PST

I have a home theater. I have blackout curtains and want to automate them. I have a harmony 900 that runs everything. I need assistance on which brands and models are the best. I want them to open to one end not in the middle. Thanks for the help.

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Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2013 12:08 PM PST
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While I am installing an electric curtain, that level of integration seems to be "custom." Your system designer would add this feature.
Bob

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by migraine24-7 / February 28, 2013 12:58 PM PST
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I am the system designer. I've got a 159 inch screen, projector, 5.1 surround, 2 xbox, blu ray and 2 dish receivers. I have my lights programmed into my remote also. I'm knowledgeable about home theater and automation but not curtains. It's something I just got interested in. I also have all sources running thru a matrix so every tv in house can watch or play games.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 12:20 AM PST
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I also made one of those IR receivers to a microcontroller years ago. Here's the similar unit.
http://www.best-microcontroller-projects.com/infrared-receiver.html

This sort of microchip project is all over the internet so I can't give you any exact link. But it's a custom job so you build it and write the code to receive which code you want to for open then have the microcontroller operate a relay that does the curtain open close as needed.

Maybe there's a complete ready to use system, but I don't know about that. You could try google.
Bob

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