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deuce01 06-29-2012 04:14 PM

Garage door sensor project
 
Im working on a project to where i am want a light to come on when a line is crossed, and go off when the beam is restored. I was thinking this could be done with garaged door sensors, but not sure how or what i would need to make it work. I do not have a garage door opener that i am doing this to, It would be a scratch build. Anybody have an ideas. Thanks

TarheelTerp 06-29-2012 05:20 PM

Omron
google it then find what you need at Grainger (or maybe amazon)

deuce01 06-30-2012 08:20 AM

Thanks. I saw those. I was hopping there was a cheaper solution. I need to have two sensors in my project and dont what to buy $300 worth of sensors.

TarheelTerp 06-30-2012 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by deuce01 (Post 954587)
I saw those. I was hopping there was a cheaper solution.

You saw what?
Omron makes a gazillion different devices but so do others.
None of them should cost very much.

deuce01 06-30-2012 04:57 PM

Ok, ill look again. The sensors i saw were anywhere from $120 to $150 each. I am needing something to shoot a beam across 6' to 8'.

deuce01 06-30-2012 05:03 PM

This is what is saw when i was looking.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/pho...518&sst=subset

Darren R 07-01-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deuce01
Im working on a project to where i am want a light to come on when a line is crossed, and go off when the beam is restored. I was thinking this could be done with garaged door sensors, but not sure how or what i would need to make it work. I do not have a garage door opener that i am doing this to, It would be a scratch build. Anybody have an ideas. Thanks

Skyline makes a sensor for this specifically. For entering driveways so the lights come on when you pull up.


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