Garage Door Sensor Project - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

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

Advertisement

deuce01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
MarginallyQualified
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 3,819
Rewards Points: 2,312
Default

Garage door sensor project


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

Advertisement

TarheelTerp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage door sensor project


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.
deuce01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
MarginallyQualified
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 3,819
Rewards Points: 2,312
Default

Garage door sensor project


Quote:
Originally Posted by deuce01 View Post
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.
TarheelTerp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage door sensor project


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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage door sensor project


This is what is saw when i was looking.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/pho...518&sst=subset
deuce01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Garage door sensor project


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.

Advertisement

Darren R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Expanding Garage INTO house (goodbye Den) texaopian Building & Construction 16 11-07-2011 11:32 PM
Detached garage subpanel options? jeffiebean Electrical 6 03-15-2011 09:20 PM
Garage remodel - adequate foundation? WillK Building & Construction 1 01-21-2011 02:50 PM
Garage Ideas? tripflex General DIY Discussions 13 12-16-2009 08:06 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts